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08/31/2018 12:38 EDT | Updated 08/31/2018 17:38 EDT

Quebec City High School Students Charged For Allegedly Sharing Photos Of Girls

One is charged with sexual assault and possession of child pornography.

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QUEBEC — Five Quebec City high-school students are facing charges for allegedly distributing photos of young girls, with one of the accused also charged with sexual assault and possession of child pornography.

The Crown said in a statement all five are charged with luring, while one is facing a count of distribution of child pornography.

Other charges are extortion and making an intimate image accessible without consent.

The five will have to appear in youth court during the next few weeks. They are not allowed to communicate directly or indirectly with any of the plaintiffs.

Police were alerted in mid-April by authorities at the Seminaire des Peres Maristes.

Authorities did not specify the age of the teenagers.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this Canadian Press story said the accused are students at a seminary. They attend a high school.

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