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Sexting amounts to child pornography in the eyes of the law

More than 100 Virginia teenagers are under investigation for sharing child pornography, even if they were simply sexting with their friends.

Teens sexting, or sending nude photos to a boyfriend or girlfriend, could end up facing felony charges.  Apps like Snapchat, Wickr, and Oovoo allow users to take a photo or video, send it, then the image self destructs on the other end in a matter of seconds. Full Article

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  1. Joe

    Stacey Bigley’s been beside herself since police came after her 17-year-old nephew Trey Simms, according to WMC-TV.

    “There are real criminals out there, every day and you’re wasting pretty much government money, tax payer money,” Bigley told the TV station. “I don’t know whose money. you’re wasting people’s money by going after a child.”

    Dear Ms. Bigley – very true, criminals are indeed out there and yes, your nephew may very well be one of them. Not only a criminal, but one of the worst kind – a child pornographer and sex offender (to be?). And it is not wasting money if it ‘saves one child’! I, as a tax payer and member of the people, approve. Welcome to the party!

    The law is the law. At some point there will be more people on this list than not. Just a matter of time. Then what?

    “The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly.” Abraham Lincoln

    • Anonymous

      Again, people are getting exactly what they asked for. Let’s see how they like having their own children treated like vile, predatory sub-humans for awhile and see if they still want this system.

  2. Avig

    Well—the public has voted for these laws, the public supports them. They are not exempted from these laws. If their “children” violate them, let them be arrested and prosecuted.

    However, if I had my way I’d rather these laws did not exist. If young people insist on misbehaving whether with sex or anything else, there are lots of competent counselors willing to explain to these children that they are acting like idiots and need to stop. That approach, not arrest and jail, should be the first resort. What should happen after that if the first resort doesn’t work, I am not sure.

  3. Tired of hiding

    F law enforcement. Get a life and do your jobs. Don’t get your jollies by reading young people texts and emails…you pervs!

    Let them have a chance to grow up…let them be self-expressive and happy of who they are and that they are born in the “land of the free” AT LEAST until they learn the TRUTH about this country. Good luck

  4. ab

    What a non surprise this is.

  5. mch

    What the hell do these stupid people expect? Children are taught now from junior high up through high school about sex, how to have safe sex, how to have any sex, how to give oral sex…everything but abstinence. Kids will act out their desires because they’re kids and do not have restraints placed on them, and most aren’t mature enough to restrain themselves. At school they’re told most everything sexual is ok, at home parents don’t seem to care enough, so what do people think is going to happen? Sheesh! So the teens do what they’re told from the onset of puberty is ok and then they get punished for doing what they interpret is “normal”. Very soon the thought police will be invading your neighborhood, if not already there.

  6. Harry

    This sexting thing will result in 60% of the population being RSO, within 10 years.

    • ab

      At least fifty percent of teens who are in relationships are probably sexting. Give it five years or less. Everyone thinks a hundred teens is a lot, just wait until some poor person is revealed to be connected to another one the opposite side of the country. Which in turn will launch an investigation that uncovers not one hundred teens trading, but thousands. The nightmare has yet to begin.

  7. Joe

    With regards to young people, sexual activity of all coleur and the attempt to impose morality through the criminal justice system….

    when the only thing that stands between criminalizing and stigmatizing for life an entire demographic is prosecutorial discretion the laws are bad laws. Simple as that.

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