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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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31.

MG    

Sounds to me like CASEY is the one trying to sell the pics....also if CASEY took the pic(s) then isnt he taking CHILD PORNOGRAPHY?? CASEY needs to be PROSECUTED!!

2169 days ago
32.

Tangie    

Mental instability runs rampant in this family....

2169 days ago
33.

name withheld    

Oh big effing deal!!! Breast feeding?? People do that everyday, everywhere. Too bad Casey is the one peddling the pics. He must want to be just like Lufti, and assert control over JamieLynn by providing the imminent fear of exposing kher. Well ya know what, dude? jamie Lynn breast feeding her baby is far from scandalous and as a matter of fact is the number one thing you can do to provide premium nourishment to a newborn. And that is a FACT. So, let's not be silly and make it seem like porn. It is the nature of a woman and the story of life and so on a nd so forth. Ughh.

2169 days ago
34.

Toune    

holy haters! OK so I don't agree that it should be considered Child Porn, breast feeding is a natural and beautiful experience...however it's extremely sad that someone would invade someone else's life by stealing/making a second copy of these private moments. This employee, if found should be fired and sued....along with the Wal-Mart. Nothing wrong with taking digital pics to have developed, I do it myself and as mentioned before on this thread I do so cause of the better quality. YES I agree the Spears clan can afford to buy their own High quality end printer, which they probably will now.

This also might be a complete conspiracy to gain money by suing people and as some say get their picture out there, but I highly doubt this is a "Audrina Partridge" case...I DO think they have better sense then releasing and scandaling out private, intement pictures, when all they have to do is call OK magazine or TMZ and the money is thrown on their laps.

This is entirely a disgusting case of some money hungry trailer trash seeking a quick buck...and the trailer trash isn't the Spears family.

2169 days ago
35.

Rita    

This sounds like a publicity stunt. Do celebrities take their photos to Walmart to be developed? I think not. Maybe the Spears family should be charged with pedaling child pornography. I'm sure they knew that one of the losers who work at Walmart would do this once they got their hads on them. That being said, the poor loser who works for Walmart should be put on Megan's Law website. Anybody who tries to sell pictures of underage indviduals should be locked up.

2169 days ago
36.

Janine    

Why would he take them to a Wal Mart? Couldn't he have printed them at hone? That's 1. As for 2.....since when is a picture of a woman nursing her baby deemed pornographic????????? You have got ot be kidding me. I guess they shoud go back and remove every single National Geographic magazine in the entire world that has pictures of women, of ALL ages, with their breasts exposed.......and while they are at it, go and arrest every single photographer that was hired by the magazine to capture those images...how about them apples?????????????????

2169 days ago
37.

Illinois person    

The criminal probe should have began way back when an adult male knocked-up an under aged girl. You can't take pictures (buy or sell) of a minor but you sure can have sex with them! Only in America and/or because it's just another Spears slut making news. Since daddy dearest didn't hesitate to unzip his pants - it's no wonder he's dumb enough to do this. Wow, even the Spears clan shop at Wal-Mart! Who would have thunk it?

2169 days ago
38.

Unbelievable    

What a complete moron taking the photos to Walmart to develop...
Shows you can take the teen out of the trailer but you can't take the trailer out of the teen!!!

2169 days ago
39.

cc    

tis not that walmart doesntpay much...its the tash of people and lack of respect that is to blame....however ever...since it was done by an employee on company time wlmart doeshold smeliabilty...UNFORTUNATELEY PEOPLE...WE THE CONSUMER WILL BE THE ONES TO PAY FO THIS WITH HIGHER PRICES!!!!!!! I say find the lowlife and take a way their freedom......and whike they sit their disgusting selves in jail....LEARN that right now a paycheck of any kind is better than nothing and what kind of life u have when u have LOST YOUR FREEDOM!!!! THIS ONLY HAPPENS BECUASE COMSUMERS CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THIS SMUT!!!!

2169 days ago
40.

FlBiker    

Seems like a great excuse to place blame on an unkown walmart employee when Casey And Jamie sold those pics themselves. Who takes a digital camera to walmart to make copies of "private" pics when they can do it on any laptop or pc.

2169 days ago
41.

gitrdun    

I believe the story is false, at least parts of it. Pictures of a minor's breasts aren't illegal under US federal law, especially if it's in a non-sexual context like breast feeding.

It *is* legal for someone to make unauthorized copies of a photograph.

2169 days ago
42.

Suze    

Sadly, I think Casey did it. When you get pics made at Walmart from your camera, YOU do all the work and YOU get the copies out of the machine. Jamie Lynn better take a closer look at her "fiance" before she actually marries the bone head.

2169 days ago
43.

Shell    

It doesn't matter what the pics are of.. they were stolen. Porn... I'm on the fence with this. I mean we've all seen National Geographic right?
As for taking the digital pics to Walmart to have them printed... I do that all the time. I have a printer that prints pictures and for the occasional reprint or "extra" for whatever purpose it's fine but when you're printing a ton of pictures it's a pain and cost's way more than it does to take them in. yeah yeah... they have money. Has it occurred to any of you that MAYBE... just MAYBE they are conservative with their money. Maybe they realize that it's not always going to be there.
Bottom line... They are stolen pictures. The porn thing.. I guess that's up to the police to figure out.

2169 days ago
44.

Liberterian Federalist    

3. 1st

If Wal-Mart had better wages and health insurance benefits, the workers wouldn't be so sheisty!

Posted at 4:46AM on Sep 22nd 2008 by Midnight Drunk


Are you kidding? Income does not equal integrity. Grow up.

2169 days ago
45.

Allentown    

Yeah, she is doing something good for her baby - breast feeding. Too bad people will do anything for to make a quick buck.

2169 days ago
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