12/09/2015 11:55 EST | Updated 12/09/2015 11:59 EST

Alberta Teens Charged For Sharing Private Images Of Girls Without Consent

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OKOTOKS, Alta. — RCMP in southern Alberta have charged three boys with sharing intimate images of girls.

Mounties say the youth have been released from custody and are to appear in Okotoks court next week.

They cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

The three are charged with distribution of intimate images, a new law that makes it a criminal offence to share intimate images without the consent of the person in the image.

RCMP say they are continuing to investigate and believe other alleged victims may come forward.

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