Scandal at Saint George: elite school students created images of naked classmates using AI and made them viral

Scandal at Saint George: elite school students created images of naked classmates using AI and made them viral
Scandal at Saint George: elite school students created images of naked classmates using AI and made them viral

Seven students from Saint George School were violated in their sexual indemnity, after a group of classmates used Artificial Intelligence (AI) to make them appear naked (known as “deepfake“) and said images subsequently went viral.

The information is contained in a protection appeal filed by the parents of one of the victims before the Court of Appeals of Santiago, where they accuse that the educational entity did not activate the sexuality protocol. We will call the victim “Z”.

The victims ranging from eighth grade to middle school – in some cases daughters of well-known public figures – even faced high-caliber ridicule and comments on social networks.

The events contained in the libel occurred last February and shocked the school community, not only because of the seriousness of the events, but also because the school of the same name, but in Peru, a similar situation occurred. In fact, those students sold the records created with AI.

Revictimization

The applicants claim that not only their daughter but the other young women affected by the situation were interviewed “again and again (…) making them feel uncomfortable and violated again.”

In his opinion, Saint George of the Congregation of Santa Cruz broke the law in order to avoid the scope of the scandal and no corresponding sanctions were applied given the seriousness of the facts.

The victims ranging from eighth grade to middle school – in some cases daughters of well-known public figures – even faced high-caliber ridicule and comments on social networks.

“The regulations are clear in stating that the school must, as a first action, file a complaint with the Public Prosecutor’s Office or Family Court, an action not carried out by the school. Added to this is the fact that the legal order not to investigate or investigate matters of sexuality was violated, but that the search for investigation should only have the objective of adopting protective measures for the victims,” explain the parents of “Z”.

According to what was accredited by the establishment, there were six students who – with different degrees of responsibility – participated in the “deepfake”, whose parents are also prominent professionals.

“All of them confessed their responsibility in the events,” denounce the parents of “Z”.

According to the document accessed by this media, the young people used the “Clothoff.io”, “DeepNude” and “Undress AI” applications that are freely accessible on the web, violating the rules required by the site for their use. Among the warnings, being over 18 years old and not using minor records stands out.” The above, to “prevent crimes from being committed (…) sexual abuse of minors.”

Repentance

The school’s version was recorded in the resolution dated April 26 of this year – which this media also accessed – where in the first instance the cancellation of the registration of several of those responsible was resolved.

However, after the mitigating factors were considered and the “previous conduct was beyond reproach,” it was lowered to the level of “conditionality.” In other words, according to “Z’s” parents, her daughter and the other victims must continue sharing spaces with the offenders.

Beyond the arguments put forward in the judicial appeal, the Sainta George school assures in its opinion that it respected all the protocols, but indicated that beyond an internal investigation, they cannot be constituted as a court or have the characteristics of the Public Ministry to seek criminal liability.

“(…) all the sanctioned students have expressed their regret for the actions that occurred, apologizing to their classmates and have been willing to carry out any other reparatory act in favor of the affected school community,” the document highlights.

The school’s version was recorded in the resolution dated April 26 of this year – which this media also accessed – where in the first instance the cancellation of the registration of several of those responsible was resolved.

In any case, the students, the school details, will have “as a psychosocial measure, permanent accompaniment by the teaching and para-teaching bodies and tools (…) with the aim that the events that occurred affect the normal development as little as possible. and academic performance of the affected young women.”

Sanctions

The arguments invoked by the educational entity were not convincing for “Z’s” parents.

For this reason, in the appeal before the capital’s court of appeal, they request that the internal process be revoked because “the principle that emerges (…) from the Convention on the Rights of the Child has not been respected, that is, that of adopt all necessary measures to make all rights effective.”

“With all of the above stated, the decision of Saint George’s College not to apply the sanction of expulsion to the students who modified, stored and disseminated images intervened with artificial intelligence of their naked classmates, is inappropriate (…)., they wrote

 
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