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Police charge publisher, 2 journalists in Barbados

November 15, 2013

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP) — A newspaper publisher in Barbados has been charged following the publication of what police say is an indecent picture of two 14-year-olds.

Police said in a statement Friday that two editors at The Nation newspaper also have been charged with violating the child protection act. The three journalists have been released on bond and are scheduled to appear in court in March. They could face up to five years in prison if found guilty.

The newspaper said the charges stem from an Oct. 26 story that featured a still from a cellphone video posted on Facebook that shows the two students reportedly having sex at school.

Assistant Police Commissioner Lionel Thompson said the teenagers have been charged. He did not provide details about those charges or the teenagers.

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