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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:16 am 
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South Africa fury at inaction over school gang-rape
9 November 2010

The failure of a South African school to respond to an alleged gang-rape of a pupil on school grounds has angered rights groups and ministers.

The alleged attack, during school hours last Thursday, was reportedly filmed by three teenage boys on their phones. The Commission for Gender Equality said the school was more worried about upsetting the boys during exams than the rights of the alleged victim.

Earlier, the children's minister said she was shocked by the inaction. "The Children's Act requires all people in positions of authority who suspect that child abuse may be taking place to report such incidents, and this includes teachers," the South African Press Association quotes Lulu Xingwana, minister for women, children and persons with disabilities, as saying.

South Africa has one of the highest incidences of rape in the world. The alleged attack happened in a school east of Johannesburg on Thursday. The school girl was allegedly drugged with a spiked drink before the rape. The failure of the school authorities to respond to the allegations was widely reported in the media and has sparked outrage.

"The three boys were not arrested as they alleged that they did not want to traumatise the school during the exams," CGE spokesman Javu Baloyi said in a statement. He said the clip of the rape was shown to teachers, who reportedly found it "hilarious".

The local education authority has said the school could not comment while investigations into the incident were continuing. Collins Chabane, a minister in the presidency, urged the police to treat the case as a priority. "The sexual and physical abuse of young people, and in particular children, should not be tolerated in our society, let alone in our schools," Mr Chabane said in a statement.

Police said two boys aged 14 and 16 were arrested on Monday in connection with the incident.

Source: BBC News.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:01 pm 
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24 November 2010

Teenage gang members are facing five years in jail after they forced an 11-year-old boy to have sex with a vacuum cleaner as part of an initiation ritual in Leipzig, Germany.

Three youngsters all deny charges of serious sexual abuse despite filming each other taking part in the attack with their mobile phones.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 1:56 pm 
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Man paid teen boys to rape underage girl
24 October 2011

A man and two 16-year-old boys were charged on Friday for the rape of a girl in her lower teens. According to the charge sheet, the man paid the boys to rape the girl and film the incident.

The 34-year-old man was arrested by police in the beginning of September under suspicion of buying sex from teenage boys in exchange for tobacco and alcohol. He was also suspected of aggravated child rape of one of them, according to local paper Vestmanlands Läns Tidning (VLT).

However, after a few weeks the investigation took another turn. One of the 34-year-old's alleged victims, a 16-year-old boy, was also charged with child rape. Soon after, the second 16-year-old was brought in by police as well. According to prosecutor Helena Lundgren, a girl, below 15 years old, which is Sweden's age of consent, was raped on two occasions by the two 16-year-old boys, who filmed the incident on the behest of the 34-year-old. Lundgren told VLT that the 34-year-old then paid the two boys for their participation.

The rapes allegedly took place in the 34-year-old's flat in Hallastahammar, in central Sweden, during the summer and the police have seized most of the footage found there. The 34-year-old is now facing several charges of aggravated child rape and child pornography offences. The two boys are charged with several charges of child rape and one of them also of sexual abuse against a child.

According to the prosecutor all involved have made some admissions when questioned, but she was not willing to disclose what had been said. However, one of the 16-year-olds is denying the rape allegations, saying that he is a victim, according to VLT.

Source: The Local Sweden.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:46 am 
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Peers behind most teen sex abuse: study
by Lyssandra Sears
8 March 2012

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A recent study has shown that while sexual assaults on younger children are most often committed by family members, adolescents are more often abused by their peers.

The study, conducted jointly by the Universities of Zurich and Cambridge, revealed that nearly eight percent of girls and four percent of boys aged between 15 and 17 years had been forced into sex or fondling, newspaper Tribune de Genève reported.

The percentages were significantly greater for peer-aged abuse than for abuse by a family member, with two per cent of girls and less than one per cent of boys reporting abuse within the family context, wrote newspaper Tages Anzeiger. Approximately 42 percent of juvenile victims reported that the abuse had taken place either with a current or former romantic partner. Most often, the perpetrators attended either the same school or disco.

The study found that “the vast majority of rape cases were committed by a person of similar age, with whom the victim was in a love relationship or at least knew well,” study co-author, Manual Eisner from the University of Cambridge, told newspaper Tages Anzeiger. Both boys and girls reported equally that the perpetrators had been considered a good friend. Most of the perpetrators were recorded as being male.

In Switzerland, 6,700 pupils were surveyed to reveal that one in every five girls and one in every ten boys reported bodily sexual abuse, defined as kissing or caressing of intimate body parts, attempted or completed penetration by body parts or objects in the vagina, mouth or anus.

Sexual harassment of a non-tactile nature was also shown to be prevalent, with cyber-bullying becoming increasingly common. Approximately 40 per cent of girls and 20 per cent of boys recorded having been subject to verbal or written sexual harassment, exposure to pornographic material and such like. Some perpetrators even posted pictures of their victims’ intimate parts on the internet.

“This behaviour has massive negative consequences for the reputation of the young person,” Eisner said. But only some five percent of victims filed any report with the police.

“The victims suffer enormously,” Pasqualina Perrig-Chiello, professor of developmental psychology at the University of Bern and a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the study, told Tages Anzeiger. Perrig-Chielloi reported that in most cases, shame, fear of retribution or the sense that the abuse was the victim’s own fault, prevented individuals from speaking out. She is glad to have gathered the data. "We knew already that there are many sufferers. Now we finally have it in black and white,” she said.

Source: The Local Switzerland.

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Swedish teen convicted of cybersex crimes
28 April 2012

A 16-year-old boy has been sentenced to probation for internet sex crimes concerning seven girls aged 10-13-years-old.

The boy stood accused of persuading, or trying to persuade, the girls to pose in front of a web camera, according to a report in the Borås Tidning daily. The boy has been now been convicted for crimes including the gross exploitation of a child for sexual posing and child pornography crimes, the newspaper reported. The boy has also been convicted of possessing child pornography on his home computer.

The 16-year-old, who was convicted at Borås district court on Friday, has been ordered to pay a total of 25,000 kronor ($3,720) in damages to the seven girls. He was furthermore instructed to pay a charge of 500 kronor to the Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority (Brottsoffermyndigheten). The boy has furthermore been placed under probation.

The crime classified as exploitation of a child for sexual posing has been framed in Swedish law since 2005. If the crime is considered aggravated the offence carries a minimum prison sentence of six months and a maximum of six years.

Source: The Local Sweden.

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Girl forced to have oral sex with seven teens
2 May 2012

Charges have been filed in a suspected case of gang rape in which seven teenagers forced an intoxicated 17-year-old old girl to perform oral sex on them in the cellar of an apartment building in eastern Sweden.

Four of the seven suspects present for the alleged rape were charged on Wednesday in Södertälje District Court with aggravated rape. Three of the suspects are currently 19-years-old, while the fourth man is 20. At the time of the alleged crime, however, two of the suspects were 17-years-old and one was 18-years-old. Three other men believed to have been present for the rape have yet to be identified.

The charges stem from an incident which took place in October 2010 in the cellar of an apartment building on Prästgårdsvägen in Södertälje.

A resident heard a disturbance and called to police who arrived to find a number of young people who had been drinking. Several young men attempted to flee the scene in their underwear, according to the local Länstidningen newspaper. The girl was extremely intoxicated at the time of the alleged gang rape and thus was considered to be in a helpless state.

According to the indictment, the perpetrators stood in a ring around the girl and took turns forcing her to perform oral sex on each of them. Each is alleged to have acted in an exceptionally reckless and savage manner, prompting prosecutors to charge them with the more serious charge of aggravated rape.

The girl's defence lawyer Elisabeth Fritz reported that her client feels awful in the wake of the incident and has periodically been absent from school as a result.

All the suspects charged on Wednesday deny having committed any crime.

Source: The Local Sweden.

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76-year-old and three teens held for child rape
11 May 2012

Three teenage boys and a 76-year-old man are suspected for involvement in the rape of a 14-year-old boy in an elderly man's home in northern Sweden.

The boy was allegedly raped by two other teenage boys, according to the Sundsvall Tidning newspaper, while another two teenagers and the 76-year-old home owner are suspected of being accessories to the rape.

“He was the only adult there, he looked on, and he allowed it to happen,” said prosecutor Jens Göransson to the paper. Police learned of the rape while carrying out the investigation of another alleged rape involving a young girl. When police confronted the 14-year-old boy, he confirmed the incident, despite having not reported it himself. “He’s tried to put it behind him, but it’s clear that he’s affected by the events,” Göransson told the paper.

It is alleged that a 17- and 13-year-old held the victim down and forced him into sexual activity. This occurred during the Easter holidays in the elderly man’s residence in Sundsvall, northern Sweden, where young people are known to gather, according to the paper.

Prosecutors are labelling the incident as aggravated child rape. A 15-year-old boy is also suspected as an accomplice, as he is believed to have been at the scene of the crime and supported the rapists, however he is not suspected of having actively participated in the rape of the teen boy. The 76-year-old has refused to comment on the allegations, however, prosecutors view him as an accomplice. “He provided the scene of the crime. He is an adult, the others are children, yet he did not prevent the incident from happening. Therefore, he is suspected of abetting the aggravated child rape,” said Göransson to the paper.

Prosecutors have filed remand order requests for the 17-year-old boy and the 76-year-old man, according to Sveriges Radio (SR). According to the remand request, the man is suspected of aggravated child rape as well as three cases of sexual assault which are believed to have taken place between 2009 and 2012.

The alleged rape of the 14-year-old boy was also filmed, according to SR.

Source: The Local Sweden.

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'High school girls selling sex to boys': principal
11 May 2012

Girls at a secondary school in south-eastern Norway are selling sex to boys during school hours, shocked parents learned in a letter sent to them by the school principal.

High school pupils in Kråkstad and Skotbu were asked to take the letter home to their parents this week. In the letter, the children’s guardians were requested to contact the school to certify that they had read it, newspaper Østlandets Blad reports.

"The school has received notification from a reliable source that secondary school girls in secondary are selling sex to boys at school. The school does not have much knowledge of who is doing this or the extent to which it is happening,” principal Marit Rismyhr wrote.

The principal added that she and the school nurse planned to go around to each of the secondary school classes to inform them that the school was treating the matter as very serious and wanted it to stop immediately.

Many parents have reacted angrily to the school’s decision to send the letter, Østlandets Blad said. “The school is making very serious allegations here against pupils aged from 12 or 13 to 16 who are under the age of sexual consent,” said one father, who asked not to be named, to the newspaper. “It seems that the type of sexual activity, the number of pupils involved, and the extent to which it is happening have not yet been established. Is it really necessary then to direct suspicions against all of the pupils with this kind of letter?”

Local police said they intended to speak to the school to find out more about the allegations.

Source: The Local Norway.

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Four teenagers held over video showing sexual assault
Wednesday 16 May 2012

Four boys, two aged 13, have been arrested in Tilburg in connection with an internet film which appears to show a 14-year-old girl being sexually assaulted.

'The youths are all suspects,' a police spokesman told news agency ANP. 'They are suspected of involvement in the incident as well as making the film and spreading it on the internet.' The two other boys are aged 15 and 16.

The story broke after television programme PowNews broadcast part of the film, resulting dozens of tip-offs about the identity of the boys and the girl. She was questioned by police on Tuesday, ANP said.

Source: DutchNews.

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Teen soap star 'raped boy to prove he was bisexual' court hears
by Adam Sherwin
Monday, 18 March 2013

A teenage television soap actor raped a 14-year-old boy to prove to his girlfriend he was bisexual, a court heard.

The actor, then 15, insisted he had to “be with a boy” as he forced the fellow stage school pupil to perform oral sex on him at the Wimbledon Theatre in southwest London, a jury heard. He then dragged the 14-year-old into a stairwell the following day and raped him in front of his girlfriend, Blackfriars Crown Court was told.

The defendant, who is now 17 and cannot be named for legal reasons, is accused of raping and molesting the boy between July and September 2010. Prosecutor Timothy Forster said the abuse started with a series of explicit text messages after the actor revealed his sexuality to the victim while they worked on a show. The following day, in July 2010, while the alleged victim was preparing costumes in the gods of the theatre, he was dragged into a closed-off staircase and sexually assaulted, the court heard.

A second assault was alleged to have taken place at the pupils’ stage school. Following a confrontation in the school’s changing rooms, teachers began to investigate and eventually the case was passed to police. Mr Forster said the defendant will argue that the sexual contact was consensual.

The actor, from Surrey, pleaded not guilty to rape and sexual assault in July 2010 and two counts of sexual assault in September 2010.

The trial, which is due to last two weeks, continues.

Source: The Independent UK.

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Young man convicted for sexual assault of 13-year-old
20 March 2013

A 19-year-old man was convicted on Tuesday of serious sexual assault of a 13-year-old as he had regular consensual sex with the girl.

The girl also became pregnant during her relationship with the man, which could lead to a maximum imprisonment term of 15 years. The jury only sentenced the man to one and a half years imprisonment. The judgment is legally binding.

The couple had known each other a long time and became closer at the beginning of last year. They told the girl’s mother that the man was 17 as they worried that she would oppose the relationship. The defendant did not know that his girlfriend was of an age, which the law on sexual relationships deems to be too young to have a sexual relationship. This is only allowed from the age of 14. He only found out that his girlfriend was 13 during the relationship but still slept with her as "I could not do anything against my feelings". He often stayed overnight with the knowledge of her mother, as "she really loved him".

The relationship ended a few days before the girl’s fourteenth birthday. At this time, the girl was already pregnant. They reported the ex-boyfriend and initiated preliminary proceedings.

When the baby was born on 22 December, the 19-year-old was not sure as to the paternity as the girl had already had intimate contacts with other people before him. However, a DNA test has proved that the child is his. The defendant was sentenced to one and a half years but he did not get the lowest penalty as "you must be shown that this is no small matter", said the judge.

Source: Austrian Times.

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Prostitution at Grimsley an isolated incident
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
By Sarah Newell Williamson

GREENSBORO, NC — Police and school officials said Tuesday that three students at Grimsley High will face juvenile charges and school discipline in connection with an incident in which sex was exchanged for money.

The incident occurred last month on campus during the students’ lunch period, officials said. “We’re talking $20 and three students that made really bad decisions,” said Cynthia Robbins Shah-Khan, director of communications for Guilford County Schools.

One male and two females were arrested May 1. They were charged as juveniles with solicitation, prostitution and abetting prostitution, although police would not say who was charged with which offense. All three were younger than 16. The exact ages of the students and their grade at school were not released. Susan Danielsen, spokeswoman for the Greensboro Police Department, said police did not want to give information that might identify the students. The Guilford County District Attorney’s Office said the charges are misdemeanors.

A Grimsley High school resource officer learned of the incident involving the three students at 4:10 p.m. May 1, the day it happened. Neither police nor school officials would say how the officer learned of the incident. The incident happened at 12:10 p.m. in a school building at Grimsley. Police said only money was exchanged. Police and school officials said there have been no other offenses of this kind reported in the school system. “This is an isolated incident with students,” Shah-Khan said. “As a school district, we have acted on it and disciplined them.”

Shah-Khan said the incident at Grimsley High falls under Rule 4 in the school system’s policies and procedures. The offense involves inappropriate or lewd interpersonal behavior. The policy reads that personal and social relationships will be conducted “according to acceptable community standards. Inappropriate public displays of affection as determined by the principal will not be allowed. Lewd, illegal or sexual gestures or acts, even if consensual, will result in consequences.”

According to the policy, penalties range from in-school suspension to long-term suspension.

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Teens allegedly ran prostitution ring
April 9, 2013

OTTAWA (UPI) -- A Canadian prosecutor says three teenagers lured other girls into a prostitution ring, plying them with drugs and liquor before sending them to assignations.

The three were arrested last June, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported. In his opening statement Monday in an Ottawa court, the prosecutor said a fourth girl will be tried separately.

The teens allegedly invited other girls to an overnight party at one of their homes, gave them drugs and liquor and sent them in taxis to meet men who had paid for sex with them, the prosecutor said. The evidence is expected to include Facebook postings and tweets aimed at recruiting teens.

Investigators said they believe the teens acted on their own with no adults involved. The non-jury trial is expected to take about four weeks.

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Drug users taken advantage of sexually, new survey shows
by James Ball
Thursday, 18 April 2013



One in five recreational drug users in the UK has been taken advantage of sexually while vulnerable after alcohol or drug use.

The finding is one of the starkest results from the 2013 Global Drug Survey, conducted in partnership with the Guardian, Mixmag and GT magazine, which polled more than 7,000 users.

The survey also suggests that the internet is starting to rival the backstreets as a place to buy illicit drugs, with 22% of users reporting they had bought drugs online. But the extent to which drugs are apparently being used to take advantage of users will be of particular concern.

In the survey, 20% of drug users said they had been taken advantage of sexually after alcohol or drug use; in an answer to a separate question 14% said they had been given alcohol or drugs by someone they believed had the intention of taking advantage of them sexually; and 2.4% had said they had had sex without giving their consent as a result of being drugged without their knowing.

The survey used "being taken advantage of sexually" as specific wording on its questions in this area to include behaviour ranging from sexual assault up to and including rape. The particular phrasing was used to avoid language which may cause distress in respondents, and also to avoid language relating to specific criminal offences, to try to gain accurate responses.

The results suggest that both voluntary and involuntary drug use can leave users at significant risk of exploitation, and should be a significant factor in public health messages about drugs, according to Dr Adam Winstock, director of the survey and consultant psychiatrist and senior lecturer at King's College London. "Being taken advantage of whilst under the influence of substances was surprisingly common in this sample," he said. "Our findings show that you don't need to have a drug or alcohol problem to experience drug-related harms and use often increases the risk amongst those already most vulnerable. Intoxication can also impair a person's ability to give informed consent, remove themselves from a risky situation or to take safe sex precautions."

More than 22,000 people worldwide completed the survey, which is conducted online. Participants are recruited via media outlets, including the Guardian, in different countries, so the sample is self-selecting and self-identified, but nonetheless gives an insight into the attitudes of users.

Women were three times more likely to report sexual assault as a result of drug use than men, while younger respondents were at significantly more risk: 16- to 20-year-olds were twice as likely to have been taken advantage of sexually than 21- to 30-year-olds, and seven times more likely than those over 30.

Winstock said the key message for those using recreational drugs was to be aware of the risk and look after others. "The results also highlight how drug use within intimate settings can increase your risk of both opportunistic and planned sexual assault," he said. "Friends really need to keep an eye on each other; they're in the best position to spot risk and steer mates way from situations where intoxication and isolation can make sexual assault more likely."

The researchers have launched drugsmeter.com and drinksmeter.com alongside the survey results to allow users to compare their drug use anonymously with 45,000 other people, and to receive further information about risks.

The survey showed buying drugs online is becoming more mainstream. The online marketplace Silk Road is notorious as essentially an eBay for drugs: law enforcement cannot trace the computers of sellers or buyers, and transactions are made with the anonymous and untraceable online currency Bitcoin. But the survey suggests this is just the most visible aspect of a much wider phenomenon. Just under a third of respondents had heard of Silk Road, while 14% had set up an account on the site and browsed its wares. However, only 3% said they had themselves bought drugs from the site – although a similar number had taken drugs a friend had bought on Silk Road.

Wider drug dealing online happens with less rigorous secrecy than Silk Road. Instead, it relies on obscure coded listings hidden among job adverts, private sales and suspiciously cheap properties to let: "flat for rent – £60 – ask for Charlie".

The findings also highlight the risks of alcohol and tobacco, the two most commonly used legal recreational drugs. Just under 2% of people who had drunk alcohol in the last 12 months reported having sought emergency medical treatment as a result of their consumption, compared with 0.4% of cocaine users, 0.3% of ecstasy users, and 0.2% of cannabis smokers. Alcohol and tobacco were the drugs most people wanted to give up: 40% of smokers said they wanted to cut back, and 34% of drinkers said the same; among heroin users (albeit a small sample of just 65 users) only 26% said they wanted to consume less.

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• Prescription addiction: this year's Global Drug Survey contained yet more evidence of a prescription drug misuse problem in the UK. More than half of those taking benzodiazepines (sleeping pills) said they had obtained them from a friend, not a doctor, while 35% said they had bought some from a dealer. Just under a third of benzoate users said they took the pills "to get high" – as did 20% of people taking codeine tablets, and 23% of people taking prescription opioids. 15% of people who had been prescribed these drugs in the last year said they had shared them, while 20% said they had taken at least one overdose.

• Drug driving: the UK is set next year to introduce roadside tests for drug use, alongside definitions of drug levels which "impair" driving and can lead to criminal prosecutions – but many drug survey respondents think police would be unable to tell if they were driving on drugs. Only 17% of respondents said police would "definitely" or "probably" be able to tell they were intoxicated if they were pulled over within two hours of smoking a joint of cannabis. The figure was similar for cocaine users, at 15%, but MDMA users were much likelier to think police would be able to tell: 41% said police would notice, against just 5% who thought they would not.

• Synthetic risk: so-called synthetic cannabis – herbs sprayed with chemical compounds which supposedly cause similar effects to cannabis – has not achieved anything like the popularity of its natural counterpart, but does have a small but growing user base, with just under 9% of respondents having tried it. However, those taking the drug may be running much higher risks than users of natural cannabis: while only 0.2% (1 in 500) of cannabis users reported seeking emergency medical treatment as a result of their drug use in the last 12 months, 2.2% (1 in 45) of synthetic cannabis users had done so.

• Not talking to Frank: despite a huge advertising push over several years, drug users still do not seem all that inclined to turn to government websites (such as Talk to Frank) for advice on drug use. Asked where they would send a friend for information on drug use, only 2% of respondents suggested such websites. Telephone advice lines did somewhat better, at 9%, while local drug services managed 20%. Perhaps surprisingly, a third of survey respondents said they would recommend their GP for advice on drug use, but it was overwhelmingly friends and family, at just over 60%, that won out as the premier information source.

• Mystery white powder: around one in seven (14%) of respondents said they had, in the last twelve months, taken a mystery white powder without knowing what it was – a similar level to last year, when the phenomenon was first examined. Among recent users of cocaine, speed or MDMA, this figure doubled to 28%. Alcohol was a huge factor contributing to people's willingness to try a mystery drug: 78% said they were intoxicated when accepting the powder. But perhaps most disturbingly for those worried about the consequences, 39% accepted the powder from a stranger or someone they did not know well.

• Supermarket-style pricing: drug dealers seem to be adopting a tactic born in the supermarket ready-meals market – tiered pricing. More than half of people who had bought MDMA pills said they had been offered "better quality" pills for a higher price – up to £20 a pill – and 64% elected to pay for the premium-quality offering. Cocaine users reported similar results: the typical price paid for cocaine was £50 a gram, but 65% of those who purchased were offered an upgrade, with an average price of £80 a gram. In this case, 60% of users elected for the pricier option.

Source: Guardian UK.

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Alleged 'sexting' by teenage boys goes to trial in Fairfax County, Va.
April 18, 2013

FAIRFAX, Va. (UPI) -- Three Fairfax County, Va., high school students who made cellphone videos of sex acts with friends face child pornography charges, authorities said.

The trial of the three boys, two 16-year-olds and a 15-year-old, on a charge normally reserved for adult predators, begins Thursday. They were charged with possession and distribution of child pornography in January after they recorded themselves "sexting," engaged in sex acts with at least six teenage girls and then distributing the videos, The Washington Post reported Thursday.

Citing a source in the Fairfax County school administration, the newspaper said the videos were made surreptitiously, without the consent of some of those involved.

Rodney Leffler, an attorney for one of the accused, said all the sex acts were consensual, and the 10 videos at the heart of the case were shot at parties at the defendant's homes beginning in December 2011. Leffler said the girls in the videos eventually learned their actions were recorded, and the boys shared the videos among themselves but did not distribute them widely.

The newspaper noted the case is an example of how law has not caught up with teens, technology and "sexting" -- and that prosecutors across the United States must rely on a patchwork of laws, created before the advance of smartphones, to handle such cases.

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