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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)

 

Ryan Jeambey 01.04.2014 14:06

The prosecutor in this case needs to find a new job. Perhaps he could start learning to inquire if i'd like fries with that...

 

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

 

Jordan Evans 31.03.2014 21:47

16 years? Not a child. She's a young woman. Nudity Is A Crime doesn't fit into the classification of criminal science, rather psuedo-science, gentital hatred and genital esteem issues. Remember show-me-yours-I-show -you-mine-game? Somehow playing it with modern technology is suddenly a crime. Let them have their fun, let them record their memories, they are only young once. Lot's of people would love to have their memories in digital form. They are lucky to have the technology to do this. There is no proof it harms or threatens anyone. Only moral psuedo-science zealots claim it is a crime.

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