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Barrington students face child porn charges

Published: Friday, May 2, 2014 10:40 a.m. CDT

BARRINGTON – Two suburban Chicago middle school students have been arrested on child pornography charges.

They're accused of texting sexually explicit photographs and video of another student to classmates.

The boys are students at Barrington Middle School-Station Campus. Authorities have not released their names or their ages because they are juveniles.

Barrington police chief Dave Dorn says one of the boys sent the photos and videos to classmates via a text message on March 30, just prior to when students returned to school from spring break.

He says the other boy also possessed pornographic material and disseminated it to classmates on April 2.

Dorn says another student notified authorities after he saw the material a few days ago.

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