Commentary: Stop Prosecuting 'Sexting' Teens

Legislation is meant to target adult perpetrators, not kids

, The National Law Journal


"Sexting" -- teenagers sending nude pictures of themselves or other youths to cell phones or posting the photos on social networking sites -- has sent some prosecutors on the "kiddie porn" warpath. Columbia law professor Vivan Berger questions the wisdom of criminalizing immaturity.

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  • Carl

    I agree that the use of child pornography laws to prosecute sexting cases is over the top if applied to the original subject and an age-peer recipient. After all, it is really just a high-tech version of

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