The below article is follow up to these previous posts
· July 4th
Now, we know the ACLU-VA does NOT support adding the word “sexting” to VA Code, even to make it a misdemeanor. Without adjusting the VA Code more
teenagers who “sext” will face felony prosecution of child pornography which
carry mandatory minimum prison sentences. Virginia
It’s very disappointing to learn the only concrete fix to this problem (amending VA Code) is opposed by our ACLU.
Mary Davye Devoy
By Rachel Weiner
The recent efforts of Manassas police and Prince William County prosecutors to photograph the erect genitalia of a 17-year-old boy for evidence in a “sexting” case has revived a debate in Virginia over whether such conduct between minors should be illegal at all.