Maryland police warn of viral child porn video circulating on social media

05 February, 2018, 06:11 | Author: Becky Perry
  • CRIME     Buffalo Police investigating 'disturbing video'             Buffalo Police are investigating a disturbing video circulating on Facebook

Multiple police departments and the FBI are investigating an apparent disturbing, pornographic video involving a minor that is being shared and forwarded extensively on Facebook, according to media reports this week from around the country.

A video of a young girl performing a sex act has been making the rounds via social media in the Youngstown area.

A video circulating on Facebook in several states across the country has made it's way to Knoxville.

Sharing the video would be disseminating child porn, a crime. We ask if you see this video do not share it, even though you may have the best intention, sharing this video is distribution of child pornography. It has gone viral after being posted on Facebook and continuously circulated on social media. She sharing the video only makes the issue worse. Once an image or video like this is reported to Facebook, Facebook notifies law enforcement too.

"Notwithstanding examining the conditions of the attack, specialists are attempting to decide how and by whom the video was shared", Garrett said.

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A spokesman for Central Alabama CrimeStoppers said you should report the video to the social media platform and call your local law enforcement office.

Never click on or open unsolicited emails or messages from unknown contacts. Report to FB and DELETE immediately! Multiple law enforcement agencies are investigating, including in Ohio, Illinois, Colorado, Tennessee, Alabama, and Missouri.

Check privacy settings and account security.

Authorities say people are sharing the video, hoping to help catch the perpetrator. Please visit the FBI's Safe Online Surfing website for additional information.

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