Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Does the "epidemic" of teen sexting need a new law to govern it?

Teenagers who share sexual images through texting – commonly referred to as "sexting" – are committing criminal acts that could land them in prison for 20 years or more.

That's because creating photos and videos of teens falls under Michigan's child sexually abusive material law. They also could provide evidence of first degree criminal sexual conduct, punishable by up to life in prison.

And because cell phones are considered computers, sexting can draw added punishment as much as 20 additional years -- for using a computer to commit a crime.

Article here (via mlive). 

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