Rae, the police, prosecutors and Mr. For example, after hundreds of people were sent sext messages a teen had sent only to her boyfriend, she was cruelly harassed through MySpace and Facebook, leading her to hang herself. The second sender is clearly the bad actor, but the law treats everyone involved the same, and both can be convicted of a felony. Federal law also criminalizes causing a minor to take part in sexually explicit conduct in order to visually depict that conduct. In seconds they can be out there for all the world to see. An error has occurred. He says that in response, he heard things like "we just thought it'd be funny" or "so and so asked me to send it to him.
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Sexting: It’s No Joke, It’s a Crime
Boyd noted, she usually does not circulate it. If a compromising image goes public or is sent to others, your teen could be at risk of humiliation, embarrassment, and public ridicule. She drafted a letter for school families. Consensual sexting should not be a crime for teens or adults. The court ruled that the statutory language allowed the charges, and deferred to the way the Legislature has written the law.