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A teenager from the Netherlands has ended up a reluctant star after he forgot to switch off his new webcam, and accidentally sent live images of him and his girlfriend having sex to his web page. An opportunist spotted the page, captured the pics, and in hours the images were being beamed across the Atlantic. Dad is not impressed.

The 17-year old boy, whose name is not known, comes from the Dutch town of Harderwijk, and the last thing he imagined was the notoriety he has now gained. Last Sunday he hooked up his new webcam to the computer in his room for the first time, and instantly got a feed going to his web site.

He started out filming his cat, and proudly showed the results to his father, who warned him to be careful with the camera. The warning fell on deaf ears, for the lad invited his 17-year old girlfriend round for a bit of fun. She was obviously pretty impressed by his newly-acquired, er, equipment, and the two set about getting all nasty and sweaty, completely forgetting to switch off the webcam.

Live images of the two having sex were transmitted to the boys' web site. They shouldn't have been seen under normal circumstances, since it was just a personal homepage, but luck was not on the youngsters side. A weblogger known as Jasper, or Mr Green, happened to be visiting the page and spotted the live feed. He made screenshots of the pictures and put them up on his web site the following day. His weblog read: "Well, don't leave your camera on if you don't want this to happen."

Within hours a number of web sites had linked to the pictures, and peals of laughter were beginning to be heard all over the Web.

The boys' father is reportedly livid about the affair. "My son has been a fool, he realises this. I warned him," the father said. He went on to explain that his son is not an exhibitionist, and that the webcam had been taken away. His biggest headache is that the parents of the girlfriend are as yet unaware of the whole incident.

Reactions to the pictures have started appearing on the forums of web sites carrying the pictures. The first foreign reaction came from a person called Gino in Boston, who posted this message to a forum on Retecool, a Dutch web site:

"Wow, I don't know what the language is, but the link circulated in my office today, here in Boston. Is this guy famous in Holland?"

If not, he soon will be.

Click here to see the unfortunate lads' pictures. http://www.retecool.com/webcamlessons/index.html