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Augusta Police investigate Dropbox account containing photos of women, girls

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Published: Mar. 5, 2020 at 9:26 PM CST
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Augusta police are investigating an online Dropbox account with provocative and nude photos of juveniles.

Many of you have reached out to us wondering who is behind the account and what is being done about it.

Bob Sage is the Public Safety Director in Augusta. He says officers have found a juvenile is behind the account. He says there are more than 100 photos on the account.

"The majority of the pictures are provocative, but not illegal because there is not any nudity in the picture. In some, there is nudity, and those would be illegal. Those we are concerned about," said Sage.

He says the account does not involve any staff, teachers or faculty from the Augusta school district.

He says this serves as a good reminder to everyone.

"Don't ever take a picture you wouldn't want to share with the world. At the end of the day, if you send it somewhere, there's no way to get it entirely back. You can't take that back once it's gone," said Sage.

Augusta police are working to get the account shut down. Sage says investigators are trying to contact the people who appear in the pictures and interview them, but he says they may not be able to identify everyone involved.

The case will be turned over to the Butler County Attorney's office to determine whether charges will be filed.