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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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Tom D.    

This issue isn't isn't about Spears and her sister. It's about the industry that traffics in cheezy photos and harassing airhead celebrities. If Wamart gets slapped, that's a plus.

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Bfreder576748    

Is nothing sacred anymore?? It is breast feeding, one of the most natural things in life for a mother and child, I can understand the under age concept and all, also, don't these people have a printer that can print out these pictures at home like every one else has, these people are fools!! Pure white trash!!!

2222 days ago
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art    

So buying and selling pictures of Jamie Lynn is a crime, but mom peddling Brittany to Justin Timberlake isn't. This whole deal is pretty messed up. I just hope and pray that somehow things straighten out for the whole family. Jesus saves.

2222 days ago
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mom    

Wow. I find it amazing that people so openly expose their ignorance. The article states that it is the exposed breast of a MINOR that is pornographic, not breast feeding. Read and comprehend before you 'speak'. Makes some of you folks sound like uneducated........TRAILER TRASH.



2222 days ago
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pip    

give me a break! first of all, there is nothing to "develop" with digital cameras. you are paying someone to print out your photos from a computer. this is nothing you can't do at home with a $100 printer. i print them at home and no one can tell the difference from professional photos! what a waste of money!

do we need to enroll the spears family and friend in celebrity 101? all it takes is a bit of common sense (which they're obviously lacking) to know that if you take your photos to wal-mart, someone is going to copy them. what a surprise! the only thing that surprises me is how the spears family manages to keep their names in the press week after week. my guess is that she leaked the photos herself to promote her career!

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pip    

this is so sad. all the bad things going on in the world and that's all they have to investigate? tell her to keep her breasts covered and be done with it!

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Dan Barnett    

First of all it is wrong for someone to sell the picrtures. Most of all I blame the media, if they didn't buy such pictures this wouldn't happen. No person should have to hide and disguise themselves to go out in public no matter who they are.

2222 days ago
248.

John Meehan    

Liberal women have been pushing for years to have breast feeding allowed in public.

So if those photos become public what is the problem, her age?

That stopped being a concern when they did not prosecute the adult that committed the crime of statutory rape which lead to the bimbo's pregnancy.

2222 days ago
249.

LDMC5305    

People are just so rude - How would you feel if that was your mother, daughter, or sister? Nobodies life is perfect and I'm sure half the people on here have skeletons in their closets. Would you want your private personal life stolen and sold? I don't agree with a minor having a baby but at least she stepped up to the plate and is trying to be a good mother - that's more then a quater of girls and women out there who leave their child on someone else to deal with. As for the trailer park trash comments - is that where you live with your children? I have employees who lives in a trailer park and they're not as ignorate as half the people on this site. Grow up and leave this family alone - if you want them to get out of the spot light - simply stop searching for them on the web.

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mom    

Waste of more tax money.

2222 days ago
251.

Steve    

What kind of IDIOT takes a camera with a photo on it of a woman (or a girl in this case) breast feeding her baby to be developed at WALMART? Talk about STUPIDITY!!

2222 days ago
252.

Tom    

Oh no!!!! Does this mean I'll get to see her left breast?

2222 days ago
253.

chimmi    

Roman polanski is a pedophile
What did Paulson and Bernike tell the congressional leadership last week? What are you guys hiding? HOw bad is our economy? We, the American people, have a RIGHT to know. You guys work FOR US.

2222 days ago
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Pralicsteenopherfreskin    

What kind of well-known celebrity takes their photos to Wal-Mart? I mean, even a distant relation to a celebrity - wtf was this even doing at a Wal-Mart? Insane...

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MsKitty    

With all the Spears money... can't they afford a digital camera, and a printer to print their own pictures? I guess you can't take the trailer court out of the girl.... still going to Walmart!!! If they had a brain these things wouldn't continue to happen!!

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