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Monday, March 22, 2010

Less severe punishment for sexting


Over the last year, we've seen several cases where teens faced criminal charges for "sexting" -- sending naked photos, often of themselves, to a paramour. (Or their friends. Or the paramour's parents. Or the entire student body.) More states, though, don't think sexting should be treated as severely as child pornography because, a lot of times, the victim and the perpetrator are the same person in a sexting case. They've changed the law so that, if there are charges, they're handled in juvenile court and the punishment is less severe -- that way, a teen doesn't end up on a sex-offender list.


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