Authorities discover teen porn ring in Boone Co. high school - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Authorities discover teen porn ring in Boone Co. high school

Posted: Updated:
BOONE (KWWL) -

Authorities in Boone County are investigating a teen porn ring in a high school.

The investigation began in August 2014, when the Boone Police Department was notified of a male juvenile student trying to extort sexual photographs and sexual acts from an underage female student. He was arrested and charged with extortion.

While investigating that incident, authorities say they found about 100 past and present students that were in control of several online storage accounts filled with photos and videos of nude girls. They believe the collection was put together by students over several years.

Several search warrants have been executed, and multiple girls have been identified. Most of of them are underage.

Law enforcement officials say they believe the accounts are now secure, and that no one else can access the explicit images.

The Division of Criminal Investigation is involved in the case. They are working to identify all the subjects and victims involved. Notification of families is ongoing.

Additional charges are possible, authorities say.

Powered by Frankly