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Police warn about child porn video shared on Facebook

Police warn about child porn video shared on Facebook

Police across the country are warning Facebook users to not share or view the video.

Maryland State Police said in a statement: "If this video should be shared with you, do not share it with anyone else via email or social media".

Federal authorities have been alerted to the video and are investigating its origin.

Police in Memphis, Tennessee, even warned that sharing the video "is considered distribution and you could be criminally charged for doing so". "As this investigation proceeds, law enforcement issues a reminder to the public that possession, dissemination or sharing of this video is a criminal act".

The messages have been reported nationwide, and have been targeting media pages.

This is a case our of Alabama, and law-enforcement there is actively investigating the video. If you receive a message like this, which might come from someone you don't know or from a friend's account that was hacked, don't open it and don't share it.

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Some people have reported getting the video in their Facebook inbox.

Alabama law enforcement agencies are also conducting an ongoing criminal investigation.

"Notwithstanding examining the conditions of the attack, specialists are attempting to decide how and by whom the video was shared", Garrett said.

A State Police detective assigned to Morrissey's office was called to the Blue Hills barracks Saturday when a person entered the barracks and said the video was sent to her through Facebook messenger.

Authorities say people are sharing the video, hoping to help catch the perpetrator.