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      Teen accused of encouraging classmates to make child porn

      A Normandy High School junior faces child pornography charges for allegedly recording a sexual act between two classmates on his cellphone and then sharing the video with other students.

      KTVI-TV reports that 17 -year-old Martez Young-Caldwell is accused of encouraging a 15-year-old girl and 16-year-old boy to be filmed while the three students skipped class on June 3 at the St. Louis County school.

      Wellston Police Chief G. Thomas Walker says Young-Caldwell turned the camera around to show his own face after filming the two younger students on his phone.

      Young-Caldwell was charged with second-degree promotion of child pornography and is in custody on a $25,000 bond. Online court records didn't list an attorney on his behalf.