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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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jons an idiot    

Hmmm...
First: digital camera + big name = home printer
Second: Bet if Annie Leibovitz had taken 'em they'd be considered ART!
Third: child porn is a bit far-fetched, it's a shame to ruin a breastfeeding moment like that (even if she's too young and an idiot!)

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17.

glad to be black    

MCain-Palin 08!

2199 days ago
18.

Baby    

People, leave the Spears sisters alone. I have a digital camera, I have a computer and printer and I go to Walmart to develop them! Better quality pics. My question is how did someone get a copy, unless the machine saves pictures. I feel sorry for these two girls. Nobody can say anything nice about them. Also why the trailer trash comments? The Spears lived in a house, Jamie worked, Lynne worked........how is that trailer trash. Maybe they are from the south

2199 days ago
19.

April    

Hey Number 13! Leave Roman Polanski out of this DO YOU HEAR ME! Or you may end up like is first wife and son!You must be a lonely person to bring up his name in this situation. I agree with all of the other posters except YOURS! Is YOUR Mommie and daddy former "Family" members? Just leave Mr. Polanski out of this, his wife suffered so bad and you only invoke evil.As for Jaime Lynn and Casey and the baby, well can you say No to Celebrity to the baby, not even a month old and caught suckling on her momma's teets.Seriously, if I had the opportunity to process those pics considering the state of the economy, Ida done it too.As for the child porn charges, well a baby suckling on it's momma's breast is NOT porn, it is perfectly normal.The public never sees this so to eveyone, it's porn because their call it porn. Casey's dumb dumb azz actually brought them to a wal-mart?! HA? He probably sold her out!!! At least she is breastfeeing.Number 13's momma probably gave him/her booze in a bottle!

2199 days ago
20.

Punchy    

Wal Mart photo development and its employees DO NOT have the right to peddle (for profit or not), the photos entrusted to them by the public. There is a reasonable expectation of privacy by consumers that has been breached; therefore liability lies with Wal Mart.

2199 days ago
21.

:|    

its wrong of you people leaving comments to think this is ok ti say that jamie lynn is a skank... its compleatly different when it is someone else but if your child's breast feeding pics that were stolen it would be just as wrong as it is now..famous or not.

2199 days ago
22.

bebefj123    

Can they not afford to buy a photo printer and put the camera card in it and print the pics in the privacy of their own home!!!! Especially knowing how the paparazzi is these days. Get a clue! That boyfriend should be arrested for having sex with a minor, consentual or not. He could have waited til she was old enough.

2199 days ago
23.

MelGibson    

Give her two years and she will be doing porn.

2199 days ago
24.

midi    

1. walmart = horrendous prints, especially for somebody who's bankrolling in the millions. try a professional studio.

2. i hope they sue--celebs have a hard time securing privacy, even with professionals like hospital staff.

2199 days ago
25.

stephc5    

Some of the machines at Wal-Mart are one hour. You pick and edit your picks but they print behind the counter with the workers. Not all of them are the INSTANT pics where they print at the machine that you are standing at.

Some of you people need to get off your high horses!!

No matter who you are you still expect people to do their jobs!! The workers at Wal-Mart shouldn't have made copies of their pictures! END OF STORY!

2199 days ago
26.

Tangie    

Roman Polanski is a pedophile, Hello!


Don't these rubes have enough money to buy a quality printer??!!

2199 days ago
27.

At a loss    

WTF??? Aren't these people RICH enough to buy a good quality picture printer? Unless they WANTED the pics to be leaked.... Come on, they are media magnets; they should know better!

2199 days ago
28.

Kay    

I guess it's a stretch to think anyone in the Spears clan could figure out that this could happen at a place with a zillion underpaid employees, but the person who stole the pictures is still garbage. Wal-Mart can find out who the thief is, and feed them to the lawyers. Just offer a reward and look for the guy's girlfriend or wife.

2199 days ago
29.

ATLchick    

Poor thing, that is embarassing. But kuddos for nursing the baby!

2199 days ago
30.

Shannon    

Sounds like a story that TMZ would make up because they couldn't get the photos....

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