A stark illustration of how cruel the criminal law has become in this regard is illustrated by the example of 12 year old girl in the south of England who was being groomed online by a paedophile. If you are taking or sharing intimate images, it is important to know: This is called voyeurism. Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence. James Comey agrees to testify before House on condition it be made public afterward. Follow us on social media. In this way, the very laws which were intended to protect children from abuse and exploitation are now being used to punish children.
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Instead, young people should be free to express their sexual selves as they desire. The penalties are draconian. Florida state trooper struck by car while investigating highway accident: How to Cope While Waiting for Services. For minors, unfortunately, sexting is an entirely different matter. Wisconsin Republicans to vote on weakening governor's power.