Apr 102013
 April 10, 2013  Posted by  Non-U.S., Online, Youth & Schools

Prosecutors in Gothenburg have decided to file criminal charges against two teen girls believed to be behind a “slut-shaming” account on Instagram that caused local teenagers to riot last year.

Speaking with the Svenska Dagbladet (SvD) newspaper, prosecutor Annika Boman said she had decided to charge two girls, aged 15 and 18, with aggravated defamation.

“Charges will likely be formally filed at the end of April, but it may also take longer. New information may emerge in the investigation,” she told the newspaper.

Around 85 people have been interviewed in the investigation, which was launched after a mystery Instagram user took to the popular photo-sharing site to “shame” male and female “teen sluts” in Gothenburg by publishing pictures of them together with information about their sex lives.

A riot ensued in December 2012, as hundreds of high school students assembled outside the Plusgynmasiet high school in an attempt to find the owner of the anonymous Instagram account.

Read more on The Local (Sweden).

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