2 Boys Blackmail Girl, 11, Into Having Sex, Post Video: Police

Police launched an investigation after a Philadelphia school principal learned about a video depicting two 13-year-old boys having sex with an 11-year-old girl, who they allegedly blackmailed before posting the footage to social media.

The three children -- all students at William Tilden Middle School at 6601 Elmwood Ave. in southwest Philly -- had sex Wednesday afternoon after a scheduled early dismissal, police said.

The incident took place on the 6500 block of Linmore Avenue -- only a few blocks from the school, according to sources, who added a third boy could also be involved.

Another student at Tilden Middle told the principal about the video, which one of the boys recorded and then posted on Instagram, according to multiple sources.

The principal then notified law enforcement officers, who opened an investigation.

Police interviewed the girl, but it is unclear if any charges will be brought against the boys at this time.

In many states, a minimum age for defendants is set to prosecute them on statutory rape charges. Pennsylvania has no minimum age set.

School officials suspended the two boys and they could take additional disciplinary action pending the outcome of the investigation.

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