(STMW) — Two teen boys were charged this week after sending sexually explicit images and videos to fellow students in northwest suburban Barrington.
One boy was charged Wednesday while the other was charged Thursday, a spokeswoman from the Barrington Police Department said. Each is facing one felony count of possession of child pornography, police said.
Police declined to release the ages of the suspects.
The charges come after the teens shared sexually explicit videos and photographs of students from Barrington High School, police said. The distribution involved multiple students and recipients, police added.
One of the boys began distributing the sexually explicit material on April 2 while the other sent out photos and videos on April 28 and March 30, a police spokeswoman said.
The two were released to their families and will be petitioned into Cook County Juvenile Court, according to a statement from the Barrington Police Department.
Meanwhile, Barrington School District 220, the state’s attorney’s office and the Children’s Advocacy Center in Cook County are assisting police in their investigation.
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