Okay, so get this: You can have a baby at 16, but if you pose for pictures at 17 in which you're seen breast-feeding, that's considered child pornography. Yeah, I don't get it either, but that's the issue at the centre of a federal investigation centering around stolen Jamie Lynn Spears breast-feeding pictures. According to TMZ, Jamie's brain-trust baby daddy went to Wal-Mart (naturally) to develop pictures from a digital camera, which included a shot of Jamie Lynn Spears breast-feeding, and exposing her left breast.
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, Brian (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.
So, yeah, don't expect to see those pictures here anytime soon, but WTF? A) Why is that family so fucking retarded. 2) The fact that they keep breeding is troubling. C) Seriously, you can have a kid at 16, and you're not considered an adult at 17? Way to go justice system.
Here's Jamie Lynn in short shorts, with her baby, not breast-feeding. More after the jump.
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