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NC: Researchers Say Consensual Sexting Between Teens Should Be Decriminalized

[wfmynews2.com – 4/18/19]

 

In North Carolina, if a teen is caught sexting they face jail time and could have to register as a sex offender.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Sexting in many states is an act that could get your teenager into a lot of trouble.

The problem is it most likely won’t go away. The American Academy of Pediatrics says 1 in 4 teens admits to sexting.

Sexting is sending or receiving sexual explicit photos or videos, like a naked selfie.

Greensboro Clinical Psychologist Dr. Mary Ann Garcia says the consequences are not top of mind for teenagers.

“Teens will often say, ‘Oh I was just joking. I was just flirting or it’s just kind of fun.’ They are not seeing it as something serious,” Dr. Gracia said.

But they need to take it seriously, especially in North Carolina. Criminal attorney Locke Clifford explains why.

“The child pornography laws defines a minor as anyone who is not reached his her 18th birthday,” Clifford said.

So if you’re underage child exchanges a nude photo with someone, technically, they’re creating or receiving child porn. Because it’s a felony, they can be charged as adults-even at 16 or 17.

“I call it crazy these laws are because they’re so inconsistent,” Clifford said.

The law states teen sexters can be both an offender and a victim at the same time.

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  1. Timothy

    “Sextings” criminality describes the INCREASE of lawlessness as result of opting to give a child a cell phone, or other electronic device with BOTH picture tech & texting tech. All tech utilizes a database unique on to itself. The promiscuous USES of the data driven devices abound. Take the bitter AND the sweet from opting even to indenture humans to their (necesssry) upkeep. Such renders re:machina. There is no end to the machinations possible whereby man burns man.

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