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Mommy Pics of Brit's Sis Trigger Criminal Probe

9/22/2008 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A stolen picture of Jamie Lynn Spears breast feeding her baby has sparked a federal child pornography investigation.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ federal and local authorities are on the hunt for someone peddling 12 pics of Britney Spears, Jamie Lynn, daughter Maddie and baby daddy Casey Aldridge. One of the pictures shows Jamie Lynn breast feeding Maddie -- Jamie Lynn's left breast is exposed.

The pics were taken on Casey's digital camera. We're told he took the camera card to his local Wal-Mart in Louisiana for copies. Law enforcement believes someone at the Wal-Mart may have made extra copies, then tried selling them.

Because Jamie Lynn is a minor, selling the pics -- or buying them -- could constitute a violation of federal laws prohibiting child pornography. 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. Also, anyone purchasing the pics could be prosecuted for the crime of receiving stolen property.

Other pics in the set include Britney holding the baby and one of Jamie Lynn, Britney, Bryan (Brit's bro), Lynne Spears and Jamie Spears around Jamie Lynn's hospital bed. There are also pics of Maddie by herself, and there's a picture of Jamie Lynn in a negligee holding the baby.

Authorities are trying to find the man who is attempting to sell the photos. In addition, we're told Britney's lawyers are thinking about going after Wal-Mart for the alleged security breach.

UPDATE: Wal-Mart tells TMZ, "We saw the story on the wires and it's news to us too. We'll of course investigate what, if anything, has happened here."

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166.

billy g    

How pathetic our laws are!! having a picture of her breast will get someone put in jail... how about the fact that she is a minor having sex.... how come the father isn't in jail for rape... what a friggin joke

2138 days ago
167.

jr    

sooooo--- pictures of a semi-nude minor are illegal, but having sex with that same underage girl is not? ... why hasn't Casey been charged with statutory rape, or at least, assaulting a minor??????

2138 days ago
168.

R.Zimmerman    

Well, if she can't keep her udders under wrap, why would she let someone (why would anyone want to) take pictures of her doing that??? Can someone say TRASH???

2138 days ago
169.

Turd Ferguson    

WTF takes pics of breast feeding anyway? One of my friends used to work at a 1 hr photo, and they'd always make copies of all the slutty housewives pics that hubbys would take, and then bring their for development. They covered a whole wall in the back with them..The best was when one of the women ended up being his H.S. History teacher. Moral of the story: If you plan on taking provacative photos, buy a printer of your own. Mark my words, in 5-10 years, JLS will end up in a sex video or possibly playboy, so let's not get too excited about a breast feeding pic.

2138 days ago
170.

d    

Anyone think its strange that these pics come out after we had question a few weeks ago that the relationship between Jamie and Casey is trouble?

2138 days ago
171.

Rah-Rah    

Dayum! Why can't they just print their pix at home with a PC and printer? How stupid do you have to be to trust Wal-Mart? Who cares about the quality!! By better paper for krissake's!!!

2138 days ago
172.

Zura    

They did it for the money. Come on. Its digital camera and some private pictures. And they know if they send it to Walmart, some ppl couldnt resist to print extras and trying to sell it for extra bucks. They r so effing rich. They could buy their own digital printer to print the pictures themselves. But no instead they wanna send it Walmart and then sue em. They hv anticipate this tho. Greedy effing rich trash. N ohh BTW why dun they put the baby daddy in jail for effing Jamie Lynn.

2138 days ago
173.

nicholas    

thats what you get for shopping at wal-mart!!!

2138 days ago
174.

Amanda    

I think they should go after Wal-mart. I know for a fact that things are not kept private. I used to work at wal-mart and know of an employee who would keep copies of photos that he came across that may have been of "questionable" content.Nudes or he'd make copies of girls he thought were hot... Fact is when they come across nudes or questionable content - it is after the photos have been developed. They are not allowed to sell them to the customer but that doesn't mean they destroy them...

go digital people! Photo paper and colored ink is not that expensive. My brother took my sisters senior pictures and I printed them off, they looked just as good an any done in a studio- and were $100's of dollars cheaper...

2138 days ago
175.

Me, myself and I    


This is all pretty ridiculous. The supposed federal crime is NOT that Casey took a family photo of Jamie Lynn breast feeding their baby; nor was it a federal crime to have the photos printed at a Wal-Mart, (Just stupid on Casey's part.). The federal angle only comes into play because the photos are being peddled with the one photo of Jamie Lynn's breast exposed, and she is a minor. It's really is a stretch to call breastfeeding pornography, but the truth is, that is the law, and whoever did this will have more federal charges against him/her, if the photo crosses state lines.

It certainly is an invasion of privacy, and maybe Jamie Lynn will sue Wal-Mart for that, though I don't think she would win her case because Casey brought the photos to Wal-Mart. The only federal crime comes from the selling of the photos.

2138 days ago
176.

Cindy    

such human trash just how low can one go? One wonders? Do they have a reflection when they look in the mirror?

2138 days ago
177.

Tyson    

First of all if someone is arrested for this from Walmart it would be a waste of tx payer's money. A picture of a 17 year old mother breast feeding does not constitute a crime and if it did its not in the spirit of the law. It is a was of time and resources and i would deman any prosecuter who brought that case ose their job and be sanctioned by the bar. If the discovery channel can show nude children fo learning purposes this is no different. How many pictures of of breast feeding women and women giving birth are their on television. If the person charged with this needs a lawyer you tell him to come talk to me because thats nnsense and a waste of tim and money that can be spent on serious crimes.

2138 days ago
178.

Whatthe?    

So let's say I take nude photos of my wife and I having sex, am I going to trust Wal-Mart with those photos? Heck NO! Britney couldn't even trust a hospital to keep her records safe and 12 people lost their jobs for peeking at them. So did they really think that Wal-Mart would be more discreet? I think Jamie Lynn is looking for a golden umbrella from Wal-Mart to help her be self sufficient. Her boyfriend is either a moron for trusting Wal-Mart or he knew he would be able to sue them. Chalk up another intelligent move for the Spears family. If I were their parent I would be terribly ashamed.

2138 days ago
179.

Carol    

Why don't these people grow up and leave the Spears girls alone. For crying out loud she is feeding her baby! Try picking on someone like yourselves and leave them alone! People will do absolutely anything to make a buck! Try working for a living like the rest of us including the Spears girls!

2138 days ago
180.

SkankTosser    

Fotos of fat white trash hosebag? Sorry, not worth a dime.

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