TRAVERSE CITY — Prosecutors will consider criminal action after someone took a nude photo of a 12-year-old girl and shared it online.

The girl kept the photograph of herself in her account on Snapchat — a multimedia messaging phone app. She let a boy, who is about the same age, access the account. Another girl somehow accessed the photograph, too, and posted it in an online “forum,” said Grand Traverse County sheriff’s Lt. Chris Barsheff.

The girl learned her photo was shared on the internet when she came to her Grand Traverse County school. The issue was reported to school officials.

Investigators continue looking to see how the girl secured the other girl’s photograph.

Staff writer