Stop prosecuting teens for 'sexting'

Legislation is meant to target adult perpetrators, not kids.

, The National Law Journal

Although young people have always behaved in risky and impulsive ways, modern technology has seriously upped the ante for doing so. Some prosecutors have hit upon the brilliant idea of criminalizing immaturity — filing "kiddie porn" charges against the youngsters involved in "sexting." Instead of grandstanding, often at the victims' expense, they ought to focus on bringing to justice the grown-up perverts the legislators meant to target.

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