Police: 18-year-old charged with child pornography after sharing pictures on social media
EL PASO, Texas —
An 18-year-old woman was charged with promotion and possession of child pornography.
Police said Luz Paola Aranda was arrested after investigators found nude images of a minor being distributed on Facebook and Instagram accounts used by Aranda.
The images were of a nude girl who was a minor when they were taken, according to police.
Aranda is accused of posting the images on social media accounts with the message “who wants to see free nudes,” police said.
Investigators discovered that Aranda created new accounts and reposted the images after other accounts with the images had been closed by the moderators of the social media platforms.
Police said Aranda encouraged others to share and repost the pictures.
Detectives with Internet Crimes Against Children would like to remind the public not to view, possess, repost or share images that appear inappropriate.
Aranda was charged with five counts of possession of child pornography and promotion of child pornography. She was jailed on bonds totaling $750,000.