71 schools targeted in illegal photo sharing ring

More than 2,000 images of female students from 71 schools have been posted or traded online in what is being referred to as a perverse pornography ring.
Yesterday, News.com.au reported that young men use the site to nominate specific schools or regions where they are seeking nude photos from, along with the full names of those they are “hunting”.
Once a name is provided, other members of the group then contribute by posting identifying data about the intended victim, including which school they go to, their photograph, home address and phone number.
Many of the images show the girls engaging in sex acts – some while wearing their school’s uniform.
In some cases, the victims have pleaded with the posters for their images to be removed, but have been scorned and laughed at in response. Police have been made aware of the website but say they are unable to act as it is hosted overseas.
In total the site mentions 28 high schools in NSW, 18 in Queensland, 15 in Victoria, five in the ACT, two in South Australia and two in Tasmania.
The NSW Sex Crimes Squad Commander, Detective Superintendent, Linda Howlett, told The Educator that it was a criminal offence “to take, transmit or possess images that are considered child pornography”.
“This also applies to teenagers, who are reminded that the dissemination of any material depicting nudity or sexual activity involving young people could constitute a criminal offence,” she said.
“They should be aware they could be arrested and charged and, if convicted, end up with a criminal record.”
She urged anyone with information that may assist in the investigation to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
*Below is a full state-by-state breakdown of the schools identified on the site.
Blaxland High School
Colo High School
Eastview High School
Elderslie High School
Elizabeth Macarthur High School
Francis Greenway High School
Grafton High School
Greenpoint Christian College
Holsworthy High School
Ingleburn High School
John Therry Catholic High School
Lake Munmorah High School
Leumeah High School
Lisarow High School
Magdelene Catholic High School
Maitland High School
Mount Annan High NSW
Mullumbimby High School
Plumpton High School
Rutherford Technology High School
South Grafton High School
St Catherine’s Catholic College, Singleton
St Lukes Grammar School
St Patricks College, Campbelltown
The Jannali High School
Thomas Hassall Anglican College
Turramurra High School
Wyong High School
Allhallows’ School
Caloundra State High School
Cavendish Road State High School
Clontarf Beach State High School
Grace Lutheran College
Grace Lutheran College
Kirwan State High School
Matthew Flinders Anglican College
Miami State High School
Ormiston College
Redlands College
Runcorn State High School Wins
Ryan Catholic College
Sheldon College
Southern Cross Catholic College, Redcliffe
Springwood State High School
St Andrews Anglican College QLD
Woodridge State High School
Bacchus Marsh Grammar School
Bairnsdale Secondary College
Bayswater Secondary College
Carrum Downs High School
Christian College Geelong- Surf Coast Campus
Frankston High school
Hillcrest Christian College
Kambrya College
Lakeside College, Pakenham
Lilydale High School
Norwood secondary college
Pakenham Secondary College
Patterson River secondary
Ringwood Secondary College
Werribee Secondary College
Glossop High School
Thomas More College
Canberra College
Gungahlin College
Radford College
St Clares College Canberra
St Mary MacKillop College
Claremont College
Montrose Bay High School