Gardaí probe Slane sex act as Facebook delete pictures

Gardaí have launched an investigation after photographs reportedly showing a teenage girl performing sex acts on two males at last weekend’s Eminem concert at Slane Castle went viral.

The images, believed to have been taken at the concert, were shared by hundred of people on social networking sites.

The incident was trending globally across Twitter at one point.

Gardaí have spoken to the teenage girl, believed to be a secondary school student, and her parents, but have yet to interview any of the other people pictured.

“Gardaí have spoken with the female involved and it would be inappropriate for us to comment further at this time,” said a spokesperson. “We would ask the media to respect the privacy of the people involved and their families.”

Facebook last night confirmed it had removed at least one page that had published photographs of the incidents because they violate its terms of service.

The photographs were posted on Facebook and Twitter on Sunday.

The Facebook spokesperson said the social media network “takes safety incredibly seriously, and have worked hard for years to develop clear rules and powerful reporting tools that enable people to easily report things that make them uncomfortable”.

The spokesperson said there always will be “a tiny number of malicious people who are intent on harming others, online and offline”.

“We believe that Facebook’s real name culture makes it a safer environment for all”, the spokesperson said, advocating any concerned parties to visit the Family Safety Centre at www.facebook.com/safety.

Last night, the photographs were being deleted, but it was still possible to track them back through some links on Twitter.


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