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Napa Police Probing Source of Potential Child Porn Photos on Local Website

Police seeking information on "inappropriate" Instagram photos.



Napa Police Department is seeking information on the source of images posted on a local website yesterday and today that could possibly be child porn.

Police said they received numerous reports of images being posted on an Instagram site, “napahoezexxposed”.

It was determined that inappropriate images had been posted on this site.
 
"The Napa Police Department is currently investigating the site to determine if the images were posted without consent or if any of the images were child pornography," police said in a news releaase.

"Instagram was contacted and the site was taken down,"police said.

The police department has received information that there may be other similar types of Instagram pages that are active.

Anyone who locates an Instagram page or site that is inappropriate is invited to self-report directly thru Instagram, police said.

Instagram has the right to modify or terminate the service and deactivate that account, police said.

Victims of the prohibited distribution or publication of personal identifying information via an electronic communication device should report the activity to the Napa Police Department.

If you have follow up questions concerning this investigation contact the Napa Police Department Detective Todd Shulman (707-257-9575, tshulman@cityofnapa.org).                                                                                                                    
Brenna Sahs January 23, 2014 at 11:21 AM
How is this a witch hunt? Child pornography will always be illegal. Posting pictures of naked girls online without their consent is illegal in California. Some sick dude sat down and did this because he was rejected and decided to take it out on others. Im concerned that you may be a pedophile Mary Roberts. .
Belle (Orchid Lady) January 23, 2014 at 01:05 PM
I haven't seen or heard of that instagram page. I'm glad they took it down! I have kids, and if somebody posted pictures of them in "compromised" situations , without their permission (or even with it in the case of a minor) I might need to be arrested for the safety of the perverts who created it, and the pedophiles viewing it! I saw another page recently (it was mentioned in a story/article I read) and it had images of a young woman from Napa, along with a story about how she is a home wrecker. I feel bad but I don't know her or how to contact her so she can try to have it removed. The internet is full of sites like these.
Matthew Conley February 06, 2014 at 06:48 PM
Mary, I read the article, and you are right. They state they don't know if it's porn or not; meaning it's not obvious. I think child porn would be very obvious, and there would be no question. Raising the specter of guilt, without concrete evidence, is a disservice to the justice system. Why would it take time to deem photos illegal? It should be very apparent.
Matthew Conley February 06, 2014 at 06:49 PM
And Brenda, it hasn't been determined if it's child porn or not. That's how it MAY be a witch hunt.
Belle (Orchid Lady) February 07, 2014 at 11:53 AM
Matthew, if the young women in the photos are underage, but post-pubecent it may be harder to tell. Just think of how many teenagers are sending inappropriate text messages to their boyfriends/girlfriends and then imagine that the get posted on the internet, snapchat, facebook, instagram etc. The police need to find the creator of the page, and identify the girls in the pictures to make sure they are adults, and that the pictures were taken with their knowledge. If its all on the up and up, there's no issues.

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