News Reports: Slain Phylicia Barnes May Have Been Child Porn Victim

The FBI is said to be investigating a connection between the 16-year-old honor student and Baltimore men.

The FBI is investigating whether slain teenager Phylicia Barnes, whose body was discovered in the Susquehanna River in Harford County in April, may have been a victim of child pornographers in Baltimore, ABC News reported.

Federal investigators were seeking access to Barnes’ accounts on e-mail and Facebook as well as accounts of four Baltimore men, according to a report from ABC News affiliate WSOC-TV in Charlotte, N.C.

Barnes, 16, was an honor student from Monroe, N.C., and was visiting her half-sister in Baltimore when she went missing three days after Christmas.

on the Harford County side of the Susquehanna River almost four months later.

An autopsy ruled her death a homicide but few other details have been released.

The Charlotte Observer reported that law enforcement officials were pursuing warrants they believed would lead to evidence of child sex crimes or pornography.

mike July 12, 2011 at 01:41 PM
You never know what to believe in these 'tabloid' stories. Being an honor student AND 'victim' of child porn don't seem to add up. However, anything is possible.


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