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Disturbing video showing up in Facebook messages

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Several people and organizations, including a 43-year-old Camus Lane resident and WKOW 27 News, called police Friday after a disturbing pornographic video showed up in their Facebook messages. 

The video showed a young girl performing a sex act on an adult male, according to a Madison Police Department incident report.

There was also a short message saying, in part, "Please help her."

 Madison police have obtained a copy of the video and told anyone else receiving it to delete it.

It is not known where it originated, and it appears to have been randomly disseminated, according to police.

The video appears to have been sent nationwide. Law enforcement agencies from Alabama to France have gotten complaints as the video, according AL.com reported. According to the Buffalo, New York, Police Department, "Facebook is aware of this and is working with authorities." 

Aside from being graphic and possibly illegal, police worry the video could carry some kind of malicious code meant to infiltrate a viewer's computer.

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