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Man accused of sexting nude photo of girlfriend's daughter

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FLORENCE, AZ (CBS5) -

A 31-year-old man is in jail on suspicion of distributing pictures of his girlfriend's daughter to the 38 contacts on her cell phone, the Pinal County Sheriff's Office says.

Eugene Foster was arrested and booked into jail on a charge of sexual exploitation of a minor.

Investigators said Foster was upset that the girl had a nude picture of herself on her phone, so they say to teach her a lesson, he sent the picture to all of the contacts in her phone.

The student's family did not immediately know who received the picture, so they asked the Florence Unified School District to send out a message warning parents that they or their kids may have received child pornography.

The incident occurred Wednesday night, according to Dana Hawman, the district's director of public relations.

"We do not know who all of those contacts were, and cannot assume that they were restricted to any one school or grade level," Hawman said. "In fact, we believe some of these contacts were parents."

The message urged parents to share with their children that "the sharing nude photos of minors via text, email or Internet is in violation of child pornography laws. If you or your child has received this or similar messages, please delete immediately."

Pinal County sheriff's investigators say people who got the photo should NOT delete it but instead notify deputies as soon as possible at 1-800-420-8689.    

CBS 5 News spoke with a couple of students, and they said while everyone at the school knew about the pictures, they did not really talk about it, saying it was a topic they'd rather just ignore.

The investigation into the incident is continuing, deputies said.

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