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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Robby Soave: These Teens Kept Their Sexting Private, But Cops Found Out. Now They Face Sex Offender Registry, Jail. Is it possible for two teens to sexually exploit each other?


Update:

They were both 16 years old when the images were taken, so even younger than they are now.

The girls name is now public BECAUSE she was offered a misdemeanor plea deal with one yea of probation which she took but the male teen is STILL facing 5 Felony charges 3 are the photos he took of himself.

He was the quarterback for his high schools football team, he’s been kicked off!

Teen Boy Will Be Charged As Adult For Having Naked Pics of a Minor: Himself, September 2, 2015
Kafka-esque sexting nightmare
 

Original Post:

They are both 17 years old, they both sent each other photos and his name and arrest photo has been released to the media but her name or photo hasn’t been……… even though they are both facing criminal charges. 

Why is the boy being publicized? 

They are both juveniles per the law; neither name should be public but to shield the female from public scrutiny while shaming him and his family is NOT equal justice under the law!  

By the way the age of consent in North Carolina is 16 years old, so they can legally have sex but they can’t take or send sexy photos of themselves to each other. 

This could easily be Virginia, same aged juveniles taking and sharing photographs of themselves while the boy is being publically shamed the female isn’t and that’s why I’m posting it. 

Mary

 These Teens Kept Their Sexting Private, But Cops Found Out. Now They Face Sex Offender Registry, Jail.
Is it possible for two teens to sexually exploit each other?
By Robby Soave

Fayetteville, North Carolina, cops have charged 17-year-old Cormega Copening with sexual exploitation of a minor—his girlfriend, who is the same age—because the couple sent each other nude photos of themselves during their relationship. 

There’s no evidence the photos were ever sent to anyone else, and police only became aware of them because they searched Copening’s phone for unrelated reasons that haven't been specified. Even so, the teen—formerly the starting quarterback at his high school—faces decades on the Sex Offender Registry and up to ten years behind bars if convicted. He’s also been benched from the team while Jack Britt High School investigates the matter. 

Copening’s girlfriend—who remains unnamed in the news articles—is also facing charges, ABC11 reported. 
 

Fact Checker: The Fishy Claim that ‘100,000 Children’ in the United States are in the Sex Trade, By Glenn Kessler


Fact Checker: The fishy claim that ‘100,000 children’ in the United States are in the sex trade, September 2, 2015
By Glenn Kessler

“At least 100,000 children in the U.S. are commercially sexually exploited.”
Web site of ECPAT-USA, which says it is the leading anti-trafficking policy organization in the United States 

This is a commonly cited statistic in the media and among politicians when discussing the sex trade involving children under the age of 18. Frequently, it is provided without any source, though ECPAT’s Web site attributed it to 2010 congressional testimony by Ernie Allen, at the time president of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). 

At The Fact Checker, we are wary of round numbers, particularly involving an underground business such as the sex trade. So, as part of our continuing series examining the background of commonly-cited statistics, we investigated how this figure was calculated. 

The Facts 

Allen says he came up with the figure about a decade ago because of a pressing need: “With any social issue, if you can’t quantify it, it must not be a problem in the view of policymakers.” 

In other words, lawmakers need a number they can cite in order to call attention to a problem. In 2010 Allen told Congress the number was “empirically sound and defensible,” but Allen acknowledges now that “there was no scientific empirical data” about the number of children in the sex trade.