"I'm not saying my kid should get nothing," says Eric Beyer Jr.'s mother. "But to take an 18-year-old kid and put him in jail for longer than he's been alive?"
Colorado Supreme Court Upholds a Decision That Forced a Teenager to Register As a Sex Offender for Swapping Nude Selfies
That result "may strike some as unfair," the court says, but it's what state law required at the time.
Alice sends nude picture to her ex, Bob. Bob's new girlfriend (or maybe would-be girlfriend) Carol gets it and posts it online. Carol wouldn't be guilty under the state revenge porn statute, the court rules.
A finding of guilt would be an attack on the autonomy and self-ownership of all young people
It's been dubbed "NYC's Anti-Airdrop Dick Pic Law," but the bill is much broader than that.
The ideal outcome
The House Criminal Justice Committee just voted unanimously in favor of a bill to ban sexting by anyone under age 19.
"A felony that carries a minimum five-year sentence."
Victim's parents don't want charges, say the couple is in love.
Families should never consent to have school resource officers search kids' phones.
An arrest is worse than a humiliating sext.
A detective who was later charged with molesting children performed the humiliating search while investigating consensual sexting.
Snapchat and Facebook exchanges with a 15-year-old have Wisconsin officer Basil O'Kimosh facing life in prison.
Senate Could Make It Easy for FBI to Spy on Teen Sexters, Black Lives Matter, and Other U.S. 'Criminals'
FISA reauthorization would majorly expand use of warrantless digital surveillance data against Americans.
The bill is being pitched as a way to help teens avoid harsh child-porn laws.
The Washington Supreme Court's ruling implies that adolescents who engage in consensual sexting are child pornographers.
Marion County Attorney Ed Bull promises not to prosecute a teenager who took pictures of herself in her underwear.
The bill was requested by the Department of Justice after federal prosecutors bungled a child exploitation case.
"I think they wanted to scare him straight. Instead, they scared him to death."
Prosecutor Wants to Charge 14-Year-Old Girl with Sexual Exploitation for Taking PG-13 Pictures of Herself
When her parents found out she had sexted, they were horrified. When they saw the actual pictures, they were confused.
In the Wall Street Journal, the ex-Playboy model blames online-porn for Anthony Weiner's texting troubles & kids propelled "warp-speed into the dark side."
Investigation occupied the Redding, Connecticut, police department for three months.
Lighter penalties are apt to encourage prosecution for behavior that shouldn't be a crime.
It's possible to discourage inappropriate behavior without ruining lives.
Teacher Could Face Charges for 'Contributing to Delinquency of Minor' Who Stole Her Phone and Distributed Nude Photos From It
School administrators say she should have password-protected the phone.
'I cannot support an amendment that weakens protections for teenagers from predatory activity.'
The voluntary exchange of pictures by teenagers should not be treated as a crime at all.
The kid, 15, could be placed on the sex offender registry.
Laws that deny young people ownership of their bodies should be abolished.
State police show notable restraint, seeing the incident as an occasion for education rather than prosecution.
The cop was the sexual predator, not the teen.
Two Long Island 14-Year-Olds Charged With Felonies for Producing and Sharing a Video Showing One Them Having Sex With a Girl
Twenty other students were suspended for receiving the video on their cellphones.
Teen loses cell phone privileges, constitutional rights.
But can adults be prosecuted for consensual sexting? Maybe.