The court ruled that the statutory language allowed the charges, and deferred to the way the Legislature has written the law.
Unfortunately, this means that, unless the Legislature amends the statute, any minor involved in sexting continues to be at risk of felony charges.
Far too common is the case where jilted former lovers have sent nude pictures of their exes after a bad break-up to classmates, friends, coworkers, and relatives.
At that point, sexting is neither consensual nor innocuous.
Child pornography laws, originally designed to protect children from adult predators, criminalize both consensual and non-consensual sexting where the person in the photo is under 18. One cannot understate the severity of these penalties when applied to the very minors the law was intended to protect from exploitation.
Joan banked more male attention than any bartender I knew. It shows loyalty and thinking outside of the box, and a true appreciation for coffee. After a few weeks of hanging around at the busiest times it became obvious the plan wasn’t working. It used to be shocking and somewhat taboo to admit to using online dating sites. Meeting someone IRL and actually flirting in person is as retro as owning a landline or going to a travel agent. “I work on that new high rise on 7th Avenue, I clean up real nice though.” He was clad in construction gear, and looked fine. This was a question that often required a very long drawn out answer. Confessing to being a sex columnist can scare people away. If all parties involved were 18 or over, however, there is no crime whatsoever.Further, current law penalizes harassment in underage sexting cases just as harshly as the perpetrator.However, as the ACLU has explained in a letter to prosecutors in Washington, prosecutors can and should exercise their discretion to avoid treating teen sexting incidents the same as adult exploitation of children._____Updated June 2017 Sexting is a new twist on the timeless desire of teens and adults to engage in sexual expression.
“I clean up real nice.” with that one he included a selfie of him in a car wearing sunglasses.