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The Today File

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November 18, 2014 at 6:20 AM

Police investigating Portland students recording sex acts

PORTLAND — Portland police detectives are investigating after receiving reports that some students at Grant High School have recorded students having sex on and off campus, then shared those videos with other students.

A police school resource officer reportedly learned of the activity last week and told school administrators.

KATU-TV reports that sharing videos of minors having sex or engaging in sex acts is a crime and Portland police said the teens who shared the videos could face child porn-related charges.

Police Sgt. Pete Simpson says police are not only investigating the reported sexual acts but also whether the acts were consensual, and whether the teens were able to give consent considering their age. The age of consent in Oregon is 18.

So far no arrests have been made.

Portland Public Schools spokeswoman Christine Miles says the district is working with authorities.

In a letter sent Monday to parents, Grant Principal Carol Campbell says the school “investigated promptly” and has been cooperating with police. She urged parents to talk to teens about the legal consequences of misusing text messaging and other types of social media.

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