FARMINGTON — Police are questioning a group of teenagers accused of trading nude pictures over cell phones.

The six or so Farmington Junior High School students took pictures of themselves and traded the images, Farmington Police Lt. Shane Whitaker said Tuesday.

"They're sharing amongst an inner circle of friends. It's all consensual, they're not sharing them with adults," he said.

A parent of one of the kids found the pictures on the child's cell phone and called police. That led police to begin investigating and start questioning the teens.

The 13 and 14-year-old boys and girls have been taking pictures of their own genitals and breasts.

"They're taking pictures of themselves and sending it to another friends," Whitaker said.

The kids who have been questioned told detectives they did it "kind of as a joke." It could potentially be a crime, however. Police said they expect to take the case to the Davis County Attorney by the end of the week to decide if there will be any charges filed against the teens.

"We'll get to the bottom of it by interviewing everybody," Whitaker said.


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