Should teenagers engage in “sexting”? Obviously no. There’s a lot that can go wrong, including inappropriate pictures being sent beyond the close circle of friends… or ending up on the internet.

But should a teenager who sends around an inappropriate picture of him or herself be criminal charged for child pornography. You’d think that would be… excessive… to charge a 16 or 17 year old with child pornography for sending around inappropriate pictures of himself or herself.

But Alamance District Attorney thinks differently:

“If a teenager is thinking about doing it – thinking about pushing the send button – we want them to think again,” Nadolski said, adding that teens who send or receive sexually explicit texts also could face child pornography charges.

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Damon Chetson is a Board Certified Specialist in State and Federal Criminal Law. He represents people charged with serious and minor offenses in Raleigh, Wake County, and the Eastern District of North Carolina. Call (919) 352-9411.

Child Pornography, Free Speech