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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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121.

laclaire    

WalMart should be held accountable, and the authorities should investigate.

Give me a freakin' break. It's theft, and I don't care whose boob is exposed. Would you want YOUR private pictures stolen by the devloper and peddled to the highest bidder?

People need to get over the anger felt against a family they don't know past what tabloids print about them and use their heads. It was a theft crime as well as attempted exploitation of a minor. Pure and simple.

2040 days ago
122.

Toots    

IF SHE DIDN'T W ANT ANYONE TO C THEM SHE WOULD OF HAVE TAKEN THEM WITH A DIGTIAL CAMERAN AND DEVELOPED THEM ON THE COMPUTER SO THERE WAHTS IS THE BIG DEAL ABOUT BREAST FEEDING YOUR CHILD ANY WAY U CAN BREAST FEED WITOUT U PULLING YOUR HOLE TIT OUT SEEMS LIKE SHE WANTED THEM OUT THERE

2040 days ago
123.

Anne    

It is terrible that people are so sleasy that they would steal other people's personal pictures and sell them, BUT, how do we know they were stolen in the store? THAT FAMILY HASN'T BEEN GIVEN A GOLD STAR FOR INTEGRITY LATELY. Even if they were stolen in the store, it was an "individual" who took it, not the Walmart Store. Filing a law suit against them would be like blaming them for instore theft, which costs them billions of dollars, not counting regular shoplifting. IF they could stop it, THEY WOULD ALREADY HAVE DONE SO. IT ISN'T A LACK OF SECURITY ON THEIR PART, IT IS A LACK OF HONESTY AND INTEGRITY IN AN EMPLOYEE. THIS COMPANY HAS DONE MORE THAN MOST COMPANIES TO HIRE PEOPLE OF INTEGRITY. There just must NOT BE MANY HONEST PEOPLE "out there" any more, and they are getting better at hiding their true character.

2040 days ago
124.

Toots    

AGAIN WHO CARES ITS OBVIOUS THAT THEY WANTED THE PUBLIC TO C THEM OR THEY WOULD HAVE DEVELOPE THEM AT HOME PURE AND SIMPLE

2040 days ago
125.

Janelle    

Breastfeeding your child is not pornography. I have photos from when I nursed both of my kids. I understand that she is 17 years old, but I don't see how that can be considered porn. If it is, go after Casey for checking out her boobs, and for impregnating her. At the most, I could see some privacy issues being violated, but certainly not child pornography. I am glad that she loves her daughter enough to actually put forth the time and effort it takes to nurse a child! It's harder than most people think.

2040 days ago
126.

IslandWalker    

Who would pay for those pix?
Who cares?

2040 days ago
127.

eatahabanero    

I cannot believe what bunch of judgmental and ignorant hypocritical people you all seem to be? Why are you casting stones because the woman had her pictures developed at walmart? Do you think if they felt someone was dishonest enough to steal them they would have been taken there? give me a damn break people like you all make me sick; what we should be talking about is the person who made copies for sale and of course it can be done. Since when is breastfeeding porn? You all make me sick

2040 days ago
128.

Rebekah    

Breast feeding is a beautiful thing. It is the best food in a babies first year or so of llfe. It should not be used for an evil act! I will pray for J. L. S! GOD Bless the Spears kids!

2040 days ago
129.

Anne    

I wonder where those who say Walmart has low wages and no benefits, get their information. Cerainly starting employees get lower pay, but they get regular raises and incentive bonus pay. Their pay is much higher than the minimum wage, and their benefit package is much better than most companies in the same category, If you think their pay is too low, then what about those who pay ONLY MINIMUM WAGE, and what about the LEGISLATORS WHO FIGHT RAISING THE MINIMUM WAGE? Walmart always has tried to pay their employees well, THEY STARTED FROM THE BIGINNING, OFFERING EMPLOYEES A SHARE OF THEIR PROFITS. I have several family members who work for walmart, or have worked for Walmart. One female in her twenties, has worked for Walmart for several years. She didn't go to college, but started working there right after high school. She now makes about 150% more money a year than the teachers in our city make. Others I know make more than they could make at the largest department stores in town. So go check it out before you comment.

2040 days ago
130.

Kinks    

I worked in a 1HR photo in Louisiana for Wal-mart for 4 years. When people come in with nudity in photos, no matter what the reason, those prints are not supposed to be printed. The pictures are supposed to be returned with a note stating that the negatives are being returned without certian prints that are unsuitable for printing. Even if he put his memory card into the machine to choose which photos he wanted, it still has to go threw the one hour machine, where the photo lab people sort threw those photos and package them for quality control. If the pictures are suggestive of porn or someone being hurt then the police are supposed to be called. Apparently, whoever processed these photos didn't follow their procedures.

2040 days ago
131.

linda    

DOES ANY COMMENT MAKE A DIFFERENCE? DO YOU THINK FOR ONE SECOND THAT ANYBODY IN THE SPEARS FAMILY THINKS " HEY, SOMEONE OUT THERE MAY JUST HAVE THE RIGHT OPINION !" . THOSE PEOPLE DON'T CARE WHAT WE THINK OF THEM AND THEY DON'T SEEM TO BE SMART OR BRIGHT ENOUGH TO HANDLE THEIR OWN PROBLEMS. I REALLY DON'T GIVE A FLYING FLIP WHAT HAPPENS TO ANY OF THEM.... NO MATTER WHAT AGE THEY ARE.

2040 days ago
132.

sultrysiren    

How ghetto. Unbelievable. Walmart. C'mon!!! Doesn't Walmart have one of those machines where you don't even need an attendant to develop the pics. Anywho... just buy a printer and paper and do it yourself like the rest of us. HELLO!

2040 days ago
133.

Audrey Booth    

WHY WOULD ANYONE GO TO A wALMART FOR PICTURE COPIES? I'M NOT A WEALTHY PERSON BY ANY STRETCH, BUT I AVOID THAT STORE WHENEVER I CAN.
I RENT CAMERAS AND I HAVE A COPIER TO MAKE EXTRA PICTURES OR TO ENLARGE THEM. IT SEEMS TO ME THIS "SPEARS BUNCH" DON'T EVER TAKE THE TIME TO THINK BEFORE THEY ACT. DO THEY EVERY THINK, " WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF I DO THIS, OR GO THERE?" THEY SHOULD "LOOK BEFORE THEY LEAP" I REALIZE YOUNG PEOPLE ARE IMPETUOUS, BUT THIS CLAN IS BEYOND THAT, THEY ARE HAPHAZARD AND NOT TOO SMART AND DON'T DESERVE ALL THE MONEY THEY HAVE.

2040 days ago
134.

Susan    

Stupid stupid bimbo and ignorant baby daddy. I don't think either has any common sense or intelligence. Kids should not be having kids. Have either one been give an IQ test?

2040 days ago
135.

eatahabanero    

Anne you cannot sue an individual if they did something at work you have to sue the corporation which is walmart. I agree it would not be fair but that is the way it is.

2040 days ago
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