Waiting for more evidence in Laval teen sexting case

There's been a delay in the case of the Laval teens arrested last November in connection with a sexting affair involving the on-line sharing of sexually explicit photos of their girlfriends.

Ten boys aged between 13 and 15 face charges of child porn possession and distribution. Two of them are also charged with producing child porn.

Police say they suspect the boys of intimidating or coercing the girls into posing for the pictures, then sharing them on-line and on social media. The boys all attend schools belonging to the Sir Wilfred Laurier School Board.

The crown and the defence agreed to put the case off until late March because they need more evidence from police.

"It is naturally long because of the time to extract the information needed from the computers," said one of the defence lawyers Eric Ouellet.

Crown prosecutor Karine Dalphond said they'll also take the time to discuss the evidence with the defence.

Nine of the ten boys scheduled to appear in court this morning were present along with their parents, packing the small courtroom. The tenth accused is set to appear later this week and Dalphond said she expects to set the same March date for him.

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