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Marietta police warn about child porn video shared on Facebook

Marietta police on Friday sent a warning to local residents that a video is being shared on Facebook showing child pornography. 

Sharing a video on Facebook with “the right person” won’t help solve a crime and it could land you in trouble, police say. 

The incident isn’t local and police believe the video originated in Alabama, where detectives are investigating, Marietta police spokesman Jared Rakestraw said. 

Reports of the video also appeared in Memphis, Tenn.

Three Marietta residents reported receiving a child pornography video in their Facebook inbox, Rakestraw said.

“Sharing this image is considered distribution and you could be criminally charged for doing so,” he said. 

Anyone who receives the video should immediately notify Facebook and then delete the file. Facebook will automatically notify the appropriate authorities when an inappropriate video is reported, police said.  

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