September 23, 2008 09:29:27 GMT
Picture of her breastfeeding her baby daughter, Maddie, has been illegally copied from her boyfriend Casey Aldridge's digital camera and authorities assume the conduct as possible child pornography.
Authorities currently are conducting child pornography investigation to find the culprit who stole several pictures of Spears family, one of which shows Jamie Lynn Spears breastfeeding her baby daughter Maddie. There are reportedly 12 pictures that have been illegally copied from Jamie's boyfriend Casey Aldridge's digital camera.
The pictures featured Jamie posing alongside Casey, little Maddie and sister Britney Spears. The one, which has become the subject of intensive investigation, shows Jamie breast feeding Maddie, leaving her left breast exposed. A representative for her has confirmed, "We have been informed that someone was trying to solicit personal photos that belong to Jamie Lynn, and currently the proper authorities are looking into the matter."
TMZ broke the news and claimed Casey took his digital camera to local Wal-Mart in Louisiana to have pictures made from the memory card, and officials believe someone made extra copies of the shots and is now trying to sell them to the highest bidder. Considering Jamie's 17-year age which is still categorized as minor, any action of selling or buying the related picture is considered as illegal.
"Peddling pictures of a minor's breast - even if not taken for sexual purposes - could land the seller and the buyer in federal prison if they are marketed across state lines for the purpose of being lurid," according to TMZ. "Also anyone purchasing the pics could be prosecuted for the crime of receiving stolen property."
No comment just yet from Jamie and Britney, but word on the block is that Britney's legal team has been considering to bring the matter to the court, suing Wal-Mart for alleged security breach. The public corporation itself admitted to have just heard the report and is investigating "what, if anything, has happened here."