Cell phone porn probe given extension

ST. JOHN’S — Investigators probing the cell phone porn scandal – apparently showing uniformed school students taking part in graphic sex acts – have been given more time to complete their enquiries.

In addition, the three-member team has been increased to five – to include a pastor and a police officer.

The committee had initially been given a deadline of today to carry out the probe, which involves trying to identify the participants.

But Education Minister Dr. Jacqui Quinn-Leandro revealed yesterday that the chair of the committee established two weeks ago, Director of Education Jacintha Pringle, had sought an extension.

She explained: “Mrs. Pringle has asked for more time since questioning the students is quite time consuming… The report is now due Friday, November 30.”

The minister said the addition of the pastor, who is also an educator, and the officer, was in a bid to bring a religious, moral and criminal perspective to the enquiry.

Other committee members previously named are Clare Browne, senior education officer responsible for secondary schools, and Andrea Airall, who is responsible for health and family life education in schools.

Quinn-Leandro ordered the investigation late October after approximately six short sex tapes began making the rounds on social media last month.

The videos displayed individuals, clad in varying school uniforms, engaging in a range of sexual activities from vaginal to oral sex.

The team has been directed to review the tapes to identify the participants, their ages and the schools they attend.

If any of the participants in the videos are found to be adults engaging with someone under the age of consent, 16 years, he or she could face prosecution. (Antigua Observer)

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