FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (FOX 5 DC) - Fairfax County Police are investigating after naked pictures of underage girls were allegedly shared on a popular social media app by local high school students. Police say they have already identified multiple underage victims, but say there are more.
Court documents obtained by FOX 5 say students from several local schools may be involved.
Investigators have requested a search warrant for at least a dozen Snapchat accounts belonging to several Fairfax County high school students. Police say they want to see the logs of previous Snapchat stories and conversations on those accounts during the first two weeks in February.
A search warrant says police responded to James W Robinson, Jr. Secondary School on Feb. 15 to speak with a student who told them he was part of a Snapchat group chat earlier in the week, and one of the accounts was posting pictures of fully naked underage girls.
That same account also posted a message asking for other naked pictures of girls who attend Lake Braddock Secondary School, W. T. Woodson High School, Robinson Secondary, West Springfield High School and South County High School.
Court documents reveal detectives discovered at least four teen suspects who had access to posting on that account and after their phones and Snapchat accounts were searched, investigators found what they say was child pornography.
At this time, no one is facing any charges but Fairfax County Public Schools officials say they are aware of the police investigation. They told FOX 5 they are not commenting any further as the investigation is still active.
FOX 5 talked to several parents Tuesday afternoon and asked them about the investigation.
“Oh my God… I’m going to be honest, I’m not going to say I’m not surprised, cause it’s just the generation now with the whole Snapchat and everything, but that’s insane… no, I haven’t heard anything about this,” said Sandy Chander.
The investigation is still in its early stages. Evidence needs to be presented to the commonwealth's attorney who will then decide if charges will be filed.