Nova Scotia intimate-photo case results in guilty pleas from all six accused

Six male youths in Nova Scotia will be sentenced July 31st for sharing intimate images of high school girls without their consent.

The teenagers pleaded guilty to the charges Wednesday in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia.

The six were charged in July 2016 after police concluded a year-long investigation involving local high school students.

The victims included at least 20 local girls.

At the time charges were laid, four of the accused were 15 years old, and the other two were 18.

Their identities are protected from publication under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

The six were also charged with possessing and distributing child pornography, but a Crown prosecutor said those charges will likely be dismissed when the youths are sentenced.