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17-year-old arrested for posting obscene images on Facebook

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Fall River, Mass. (WHDH) - Police in Fall River arrested a teenager for what he allegedly posted on Facebook.

They said this all started when numerous people started walking in to the police station complaining about this Facebook page with obscene content. Police were able to trace the posts to a 17-year-old male in Fall River.

Police said he allegedly posted naked photos of local students on Facebook. They also said the pictures were posted without the victims' knowledge.

The teen was charged with posting obscene material and possession of child pornography.

Police said Facebook helped lead them to the suspect and once they found him they searched his house. They didn't say what they found there.

The teen appeared in court on Friday and many classmates came up to show support.

"It happens all the time. Girls should be getting punishment too. Not fair," said Brandon Razza.

Some people agree with the charges.

"He deserves a lot more than getting arrested, that's how I look at it. He obviously doesn't respect him or nobody else," said one student.

"Yes it's wrong they sent pictures to a person in that inappropriate manner, but they also kind of trusted the person, which is still pretty stupid on their part," said another student.

The suspect has not been identified since he is underage. The Facebook page was taken down.

Police are urging parents to talk to their children about safety when using the Internet.
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