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Swedish schoolgirls in naked pic nightmare

Published: 03 Oct 2012 14:10 GMT+02:00

According to the local Hudiksvalls Tidning newspaper, girls between 14 and 17 years old are featured in the images, which were likely first sent to the girls' boyfriends and then collected in a single digital folder.

"You feel pressure from guys, maybe you want attention. I did it because the guy just kept nagging," said one of the girls who had nude pictures of herself spread online.

According to the paper, the images were collected in a folder that was subsequently shared among computers at the Bromangymnasiet high school.

Overall, there are more than 100 images featuring at least 30 girls which were subsequently downloaded onto USB memory sticks and can now be found on a number of websites around the world, including pornographic websites.

Calls by The Local to the head of the school for comment were not returned.

The matter has nevertheless been reported to local police as a suspected case of aggravated defamation.

A police spokesperson told the paper that no individual suspects have been identified in the case.

However, even if those responsible for putting the image online are caught, there is little the girls can do to remove the images altogether.

"Everything that ends up on the net can be copied and if someone copies it, it's like having the original," Johnny Lindqvist, an expert on youth and internet, told the Dagens Nyheter (DN) newspaper.

"This is something the girls are going to have to live with and that's something one needs to think about before sharing pictures, both of yourself and of others."

The news comes on the same day that Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt was due to visit the school where the images were allegedly collected.

However, the visit was cancelled as the prime minister's plane was unable to land due to fog at the Midlanda airport near Sundsvall and instead returned to Stockholm.

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14:45 October 3, 2012 by StockholmSam
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15:12 October 3, 2012 by KingArthur
Without pics, this never happened :)

j/k off-course. People should be careful with who they share with
15:13 October 3, 2012 by Abe L
Simple matter of don't hand out pictures picturing yourself doing things you don't want others to see. It's 2012 - if it's digital it's shared and seen by others.
15:21 October 3, 2012 by Svensksmith
Naked pictures of me are available at urugly.com
18:43 October 3, 2012 by Hamsterdam
Who in their right mind would return a phone call to The Local, The purveyors of integrity and valid journalism.?
03:15 October 4, 2012 by Keith #5083
"Svensksmith

I see your chinese language website has now been removed. Are you really THAT ugly?
09:20 October 4, 2012 by jman01
If you're gonna send naked pictures, keep them from the neck down only girls !
13:54 October 4, 2012 by stparker1979
The 14-20 somethings have an attention-hungry culture. How much of our apparently sound-minded friends mental energy goes towards crafting a succinct and attractive Facebook/Twitter message? Two of the last people I was romantically involved with - intelligent, aware people - either were current or former bloggers.

I am a former blogger. I regret it for similar reasons to the schoolgirls. In my case, the feeling of broadcasting myself gives a feeling of connection; one is out in the world, so to speak. At the moment one presses "publish" one's sensibility is dulled to the risks.

@ jman01 a number of people would be satisfied just seeing their legs and bare feet ;) forget "from the shoulders up".
16:19 October 4, 2012 by HungarianAmerican1975
so... where can one see the pics? lol
15:17 October 5, 2012 by Jamal77
hmmmm, seems interesting, don't you think its old exhausted story, besides naked young girls sometimes looks CONFUSING, specially when they act naive. sad story indeed..
13:00 October 6, 2012 by tetrahedron
It's a pity that nowadays anyone can copy a photo on the Internet and do what they like with it. I would say that that is another good reason for clamping down on pornographic sites.
19:45 October 17, 2012 by Douchebags
Nice to know we're not evolved even a little bit from the 1960's and nude photos can still get whole nations excited.
13:02 October 31, 2012 by cybernoid
Nothing wrong with nudity getting "whole nations excited", it only verifies we're still humans. Unless you call a (very probable) society of eunuchs "evolution". I don't.
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