States weigh relaxing penalties for teen sexting

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    I think I support this. In some ways sexting seems like a conversation between a boy and girl in the back of a 57 Chevy. Perhaps a bad idea but none the less not criminal.

    I would sign one of the bills if we can double the penalty for an adult sexting a minor.

    Oh, can we make telephone companies turn over text conversations to the holders of the accounts? That means the parents. This way if lil Jayden was having a conversation with 25 year old Adam it would be pretty apparent.
     
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    I've never understood why there are penalties in the first place.
     
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    America has no clue when it comes to sexual issues.
     
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    Because it turns on this guy.....

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    It has mostly to do with the fact that when it inovlves people under 17 or 18 (depending on the juristiction), it consitutes child pornography, possesion of which is a statutory crime, i.e. it doesnt matter how you got it, its illegal and you are liable.

    So even if one 15 yr old sends it to another, if it is considered pornographic, its is child porn, and therefore the possession of such is illegal regardless of intent, age or consent.
     
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    I have heard this arguement before. Are there states where if one concenting fifteen year old shows another their privates it is illegal?

    That is what kid to kid sexting is to me. Nothing more, something less because they cant get pregnant
     
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    Sometimes kids aren't the brightest crayons in the box and that is exactly why they need parenting...

    Of course its going to be difficult but teenagers are a pain in the ass, I know - I used to be one.... I was really bad....

    But I grew up and now I'm morally conservative ..... I'm a total 180 from what I was 10-15 years after the fact...
     
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    Its not an argument, its basically how these laws are interpreted. In most states mere possession of child pornography is a crime, never mind who filmed it, or how you got it. If said 15-16 year old has a naked picutre of another 15-16 year old, they are in possession of what can be considered child pornography, and are therefore breaking the law.

    What is probably being done is clarifiying existing law to exempt underage people, or at least make it a mitigating factor.

    Ugh, all this talk of CP is kind of skeevy. Time for Mr Hansen to clean things up.

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