26
Mar
09

Parents fight child porn threats against “sexting” teens

Parents fight child porn threats against “sexting” teens Backed by the ACLU, a group of Pennsylvania parents is suing to block an enthusiastic DA who has threatened to file child porn charges against teen girls who appear semi-undressed in candid cell-phone photos—unless they agree to attend a five-week program on “what it means to be a girl in today’s society.”

It’s easy enough to understand the desire to deter “sexting”: when those images do get into the wild, as they all too easily do, they tend to spread with incredible speed, making an immature lapse of judgment a potentially permanent burden. On the other hand, the seven-year prison term that would accompany a conviction seems fairly burdensome too. And the girls would still find their photos plastered on the Internet: on Pennsylvania’s registered sex offenders website, along with residence and employment data.

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1 Response to “Parents fight child porn threats against “sexting” teens”


  1. April 23, 2009 at 2:15 pm

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