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'Sexting' Case Could End In Criminal Charges At Colorado Springs Middle School

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. � Prosecutors say they're investigating a case in which several Colorado middle school students distributed a text message photo of a nude 12-year-old girl.

El Paso District Attorney Dan May says he believes cases like the one his office received this week warrant counseling, not criminal charges. Under state law, charges could lead to the students getting branded as sex offenders if convicted.

KKTV and KRDO-TV report that more than a dozen students at Skyview Middle School in Colorado Springs may have shared the nude picture among themselves. The television stations say the students have been suspended.