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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Sexting




When is it Child Pornography?

I answered this question with a short answer on www.avvo.com, but there is more that must be said

Q "If a minor sends a picture of herself in a close up bra picture of just the bra and cleavage would this be child pornography. This was between a minor and a adult teen. I know this was inappropriate non the less. But lascivious display of the gentials which is basically the only thing it could be classified under for sexual explicit conduct. But breast aren't gentials and the breast weren't shown. I told him it's not good to play with fire. Would this technically be considered child pornography? I'm asking for his well being not to see what he can get away with."


 This is not child pornography but sure is on the border of it. Kids need to be wary of what they do with their phones.

I was asked about a case in Arkansas involving teenagers having a sex party.  The sex was consensual and legal, the illegal part was the fact that the kids were photographing each other during it.  They were making child pornography and several of them were convicted on those grounds.  If you have kids, inform them that sexting with photos may not just be bad for them, but may be illegal, and that whatever photos they send, are out there forever.  No teenager should have to register as a sex offender for life because they have too easy of access to a smart phone.

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