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​Teen girl on child porn charge over nude selfies

Published time: February 08, 2014 13:20
Edited time: February 08, 2014 14:40
Reuters / Yannis Behrakis

Reuters / Yannis Behrakis

A 16-year-old Virginia girl was charged with a child porn felony for tweeting her own naked pictures.

The girl, whose name has not been revealed, was charged as a juvenile with "possession, reproduction, distribution, solicitation and facilitation of child pornography," Stephanie Williams-Ortery of James City County Police told the Huffington Post.

"The young lady acknowledged that she had posted the pictures of herself [and] the mother acknowledged that the photos were of her daughter," the officer said.

It’s not clear how many lewd pictures are involved in the case, but they were posted sometime around January 30. The police were warned by an anonymous tip.

Being a juvenile, the girl is not required to register as a sex offender under Virginia law. But she would have to comply with a court order, which is likely to tell her and her parents to take a sexting education program.

Some people in the community don’t agree with the harsh charge brought against the teen, according to local broadcaster WAVY.

“I don’t think she should be charged with child pornography, because she is a child herself, but if she was 18 or older of course,” said one local parent, Emily Altman.

“That is distributing,child pornography?” said another parent, Dometre Mobley. “She is a child, I don’t know what to think of that really.”

Comments (72)

 

Ursula Riches 06.06.2014 18:05

Jef Leppard 01.06.2014 18:44

I think the charges are correct because she is producing material for peadophiles. If it's illegal to view them then it should illegal to take them.

Young teens and adults need to learn the responsibility attached to posting nude pictures of themselves on public forums.

  


I totally AGREE with you. 1/She is being charged as a minor. 2/Abuse of self is as wrong as abuse of others and it leads to the abuse of others.

 

Jef Leppard 01.06.2014 18:44

I think the charges are correct because she is producing material for peadophiles. If it's illegal to view them then it should illegal to take them.

Young teens and adults need to learn the responsibility attached to posting nude pictures of themselves on public forums.

 

Mark Bradley 01.06.2014 16:39

steve 01.04.2014 03:34

How fin stupid is the laws these days
i am 100% forced child But if she is 16 and took pics of her self and posted it then it total up to her there is no wrong doing there what so ever-
Well the the USA for you stupid law makers
But i bet there is 1000 of pervers that go free because there laws let it happen

  

T he much worse and long term problem is the Use of hyped up scares of Child Pornography , terrorism and Drugs to justify more intrusions and violations of (now effectively irrelevant) constitutional rights to privacy and against search and seizure...

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