Sexting & legal ramifications

Discussion in 'Opinions, Beliefs, & Points of View' started by shades, Mar 27, 2009.

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  1. shades

    shades Staff Alumni

    Just heard on the news in U.S. A 14 year-old girl sent her bf sexually provocative photos on her iphone. The authorities are looking into charging the girl with breaking laws against sending pornography over the internet and SHE may face up to 15? or so years in prison. This obviously is not going to happen to her, but all should be forwarned about this!
  2. wheresmysheep

    wheresmysheep Staff Alumni

    just getting this straigth.

    is she facing jail time becuase hse was underage, or sending porn?? if its the latter then wtf.

    and if its teh former. idk, i find it a bit stupid, ok protecting children etc. tahts undersatndable. but it was most lielly consentual, and in their minds they arent children and they dont see it as child pron.

    now if the BF is liek 30 then wow, thats sick. but i doubt it.

    idk, lines are getting very blurred in this world me thinks,
  3. Acy

    Acy Mama Bear - TLC, Common Sense Staff Member Safety & Support

    The age/underage issue for consensual sex I think might vary from state to state - so she may well be underage, regardless of how old the guy is. He may also be underage. To me, it sounds like they are charging her for sending porn, not for being underage and not for being the subject of the porn - maybe that happens down the road? Situation is probably more complicated than with additional relevant details we don't know.

    I'm old-fashioned, I guess. I find it sad that she's 14 and sexually active and sending pictures like that to anyone in the first place. (Even if she were older, she has objectified herself as a sexual object and not a person). She is not too young to have feelings and to want to find out and experiment with her sexuality - she just likely hasn't had a lot of experience with those feelings and her decisions are not necessarily as well-informed by experience and knowledge as they might be if she were older.

    Poor kid!
  4. shades

    shades Staff Alumni

    The way I underestood it (and it went by kind of quickly) is that it is because she sent CHILD PORN over the internet.
  5. Hae-Gi

    Hae-Gi Banned Member

    Wow... the US really can be fucked up, sometimes. By the way, one wonders how they found out? This is important for people to remember: do not send pornographic pictures of yourself to your boyfriend or girlfriend; your boyfriend or girlfriend quite well might not be the only one who will masturbate to it; the surveiller will, as well, and then the surveiller and his/her friends and friends of friends will spread it via BitTorrent all over the world, exposing you for the world to see. It is so fucking terrible that people do not understand this, consider it or believe that it happens.

    shades, do you think you would be able to find an article about this on the Internet? I would appreciate it... this is so sickening; more people need to know about this.
  6. pit

    pit Well-Known Member

    As usual the stupid United States pursues this idiotic problem instead of tackling real issues. Typical. Somebody should kick America off life support.
  7. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

  8. Hae-Gi

    Hae-Gi Banned Member

    Thank you... I've informed a trustworthy news collector site and the Swedish public service channel SVT. Let's see if SVT bothers about my reports, this time; they didn't when I last time SEVERAL TIMES reported about how travellers going into the US may get their laptops, mobiles, books, documents, socks or whatever confiscated without any suspicion of wrongdoing whatsoever. This is the final test of my remaining trust for SVT. If they don't report about this then they are fucking despicable.
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