$10,000 bail for teens on video charge

Two teenage boys charged in connection with the filming of two secondary school students having sex have been granted $10,000 bail and placed on
a 7:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew.

But police said today their investigations were still not over.

The juveniles, 15 and 16, appeared in court today charged with taking an indecent photograph sometime between September 1 and October 30 this year at an unnamed school.

The 16-year-old also faced charges of marijuana possession and cultivation after police found cannabis plants growing in pots and buckets at his home, when they executed a warrant on Monday.

The duo was arrested after an investigation by the police Sex Crimes and Trafficking Unit into the newspaper publication of a controversial story and accompanying photograph showing a sex act between another boy and a girl.

Although charges have been laid against those allegedly responsible for capturing the act on film, police public relations officer Inspector David Welch said in a statement today that the investigation
is continuing.

Last weekend, Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police, Crime, Mark Thompson, said the Royal Barbados Police Force had started three “parallel and simultaneous investigations” into the matter.

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