Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Minors Charged With Child Porn For Texting Nude Pictures of Themselves

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    1,539

    Minors Charged With Child Porn For Texting Nude Pictures of Themselves

    "Two Ben Franklin Middle School students who Valparaiso police said were caught using their cell phones to exchange nude pictures of each other -- a practice called sexual texting or 'sexting' -- are facing criminal charges.

    "A 13-year-old Valparaiso girl and a 12-year-old Valparaiso boy were referred to juvenile probation on charges of possession of child pornography and child exploitation. In adult court, the charges would carry a maximum penalty of 11 years in prison, but prosecutors expect the case to be handled in the juvenile system...."
    Middle school students charged in 'sexting' case


    "At Susquenita High School, 15 miles outside of Harrisburg, Pa., eight students, ranging in age from 13 to 17, have learned a tough lesson about 'sexting.'

    " 'Take a photograph of yourself or somebody else nude and send it to somebody else, you've committed the crime,' said Perry County District Attorney Charles Chenot, who has prosecuted two sexting cases involving a total of 10 minors in the past year.

    "Chenot said he considers sexting a form of child pornography and wants kids to understand once those images are in someone else's hands they could wind up anywhere, even the Internet, possibly forever...."
    "Sexting" Leads to Child Porn Charges for Teens - CBS Evening News - CBS News

    I find it strange that a child can be charged with child exploitation for "exploiting" himself/herself. What's next? Parents shouldn't be able to take bath time photos of their children because you never know- those photos might end up on the internet where some perv might see them.
    "Indeed, not a word in the constitutional text even arguably supports the Court’s overwrought and novel description of the Second Amendment as 'elevat[ing] above all other interests' 'the right of law-abiding, responsible citizens to use arms in defense of hearth and home.' Ante,at 63."
    -Justice Stevens on the Heller ruling

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    1,073
    It's the result of the society underestimating the sexual development of the young and overacting out of child protecting instincts.

    Me, I've always said I'm concerned with actual consent, not maturity.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    4,715
    Sounds to me that the kids should be charged with "being stupid" and the matter should be resolved in the court of "mom and dad".
    “But who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most? ” ~ Mark Twain

    "Those who are easily shocked... should be shocked more often" ~ Mae West

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    America, and damn proud of it!
    Posts
    3,576
    Well what the hell do you expect when we as a society have elevated the notion of "protect the children" to the point that we have? We've reached the level of paranoia that we can't even let kids walk to school or play with neighbor kids outside of well organized and carefully orchestrated play dates.

    What needs to be done is return to the era of raising children used by our parents and their parents before them.
    [QUOTE=Brady;363469]When I was a kid I did lots of things like playing with fire and torturing animals even though adults told me not to.[/QUOTE]
    The admission of a sociopathic serial killer.

    [QUOTE=Penfold;363126]No Personal attacks, insults, name calling, offensive generalizations, or labeling.[/QUOTE]
    He should practice what he preaches.

    The three duties of government: 1. Protect property 2. preserve contracts 3. provide for the rule of law.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    205
    Quote Originally Posted by jitobear View Post
    Sounds to me that the kids should be charged with "being stupid" and the matter should be resolved in the court of "mom and dad".
    That is exactly right.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    3,011
    Quote Originally Posted by Galileo View Post
    I find it strange that a child can be charged with child exploitation for "exploiting" himself/herself. What's next? Parents shouldn't be able to take bath time photos of their children because you never know- those photos might end up on the internet where some perv might see them.
    I believe that it is already a reality where taking bathtime photos of your children will get you in trouble.
    My opinions may have changed but not the fact that I am right

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Western Pennsylvania
    Posts
    773
    I figure if nobody was harmed, nobody should be charged with anything.
    "A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have." ~ Gerald Ford

    "What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving." ~ Adrian Rogers

    Support gun control: hit your target when shooting!

    I regret my user name.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    2,485
    Quote Originally Posted by jitobear View Post
    Sounds to me that the kids should be charged with "being stupid" and the matter should be resolved in the court of "mom and dad".
    Bingo.

    Quote Originally Posted by NATO 556
    Well what the hell do you expect when we as a society have elevated the notion of "protect the children" to the point that we have? We've reached the level of paranoia that we can't even let kids walk to school or play with neighbor kids outside of well organized and carefully orchestrated play dates.

    What needs to be done is return to the era of raising children used by our parents and their parents before them.
    Bingo x2
    "They keep talking about drafting a Constitution for Iraq. Why don't we just give them ours? It was written by a lot of really smart guys, it's worked for over 200 years, and [heck], we're not using it anymore."
    -Jay Leno

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •