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Friday, November 28, 2014

Teen Sexting and the Law in Virginia

 

Update:
 
Va. crime panel backs cigarette retailer licensing, December 2, 2014
Sexting Decision Too

Original Post:

The Virginia State Crime Commission meets on Tuesday to vote on the consensual Teen Sexting proposal and as usual I will be in attendance to learn what direction (if any) they decide to go in the upcoming 2015 General Assembly session.

I will be sure to post about the VSCC vote here on Tuesday. 

Mary Devoy
 

Teen Sexting: An In-Depth Look at the Trend, November 25, 2014

Young love is leading to teenagers to commit serious crimes, but most of them do not face serious consequences. Boyfriends and girlfriends are sexting each other – sending sexually explicit photos, images, text messages, or emails via cellphone or mobile devices - and every time they do, they break child pornography laws. Those laws can carry hefty prison sentences, but in most cases, police and prosecutors do not charge them.