The distribution of sexually inappropriate photographs and a video transmitted through social media is being investigated by Espanola-Manitoulin OPP.

Media officer, Constable Marie Ford says the OPP wants to create a greater awareness about the issue and what can be done if a teen finds themselves overwhelmed with the reality of their actions.
She adds there has been a marked increase in the number of reports involving youth sending and requesting sexually explicit images or videos over the internet or text messaging.

The investigation continues.