The pictures show two individuals involved in a sexual act with several others standing nearby watching. The posts have ignited a firestorm online with hundreds of thousands of tweets and responses and have since gone viral.
Police say those who took the photos could be charged with producing child pornography, while people who shared them could be charged with distributing child pornography because one or more of the teens in the photos are minors.
Wyoming Police Capt. Kim Koster cautioned that anyone who produced the photos, possessed or shared them could face criminal charges because the participants in the alleged sex act are underage. Koster said police are aware that the images are being shared on social media.
Wyoming police are involved in the investigation because the incident apparently happened in Wyoming near the border of Grandville, not far from the high school football field, according to sources.