They hold the eight, among others, for being responsible for the photos of 500 females appearing on the pornography site and shared via social media.

The majority of victims are or were at one time, students of UWI.

A medical student at the St Augustine Campus/Mount Hope said she “personally witnessed the listed individuals sharing and trading nude photos of girls as they seem to use it as ego boosters to see how much girls they can get.” Outgoing UWI Principal, Professor Clem Sankat, asked that the police be allowed to do their jobs in investigating the matter but he promised that any student implicated, will, in addition to the law, face UWI’s disciplinary processes.

(See story on this page) Newsday was told that Fraud Squad has begun and will continue to take statements from the females who felt they were victimised.

In addition, officers from the Cyber Crime Unit have launched an investigation into the reports and it is expected they will be seeking international assistance, if necessary, to find the origin of the videos and from where same were posted.

The website, Triniporn, was not online yesterday, but some of the photos have been circulating via social media including WhatsApp. Some of the 23 victims, who shared their concerns with a confidante, also agreed to share their stories with Newsday.

The confidante has been advising the affected females to report their concerns to police



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