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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 (74)

 

Daryl Buck 27.08.2014 17:13

Give me a break! She's 16, not 6.

 

FuriousD 06.08.2014 05:12

Nudity is not pornography.

These are the kind of psychopaths who would smash Michaelangelo's David because you can see his 'man-parts' [censorship is so bad here you can't even use the correct anatomical term].

Iron ically the end result of the actions of these for you do-gooders is to give more power to the warlords, who will one day cull you like the sheep you have become.

 

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.

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