Teen Dealing With Youngster Porn Cost For Sending Specific Selfie

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A Minnesota 14-year-old dealing with a felony cost for sending an specific selfie to a classmate through Snapchat is pushing again in opposition to these seeking to punish her for sexting.

“I’m not a felony for taking a selfie. Sexting is widespread amongst teenagers at my college, and we should not face prices for doing it,” the teenager mentioned in an announcement. “I don’t need anybody else to undergo what I’m going by means of.”

Authorities grew to become conscious of the specific picture after the boy she despatched it to began exhibiting it round to his classmates.

Minnesota’s American Civil Liberty Union in just lately filed temporary to problem Rice County Prosecutor’s transfer to cost the teenager, recognized solely as Jane Doe, with dissemination of kid porn.

“To counsel juvenile who sends a sexually specific selfie is a sufferer of her personal act of kid pornography is illogical,” ACLU-MN authorized director Teresa Nelson mentioned. “Little one pornography legal guidelines are supposed to guard minors from predators, and Jane Doe is just not a predator.”

If convicted on the felony cost, the 14-year-old could be compelled to register as a predatory intercourse offender for the following ten years.

“What my daughter went by means of at college with the opposite college students was actually tough,” her father mentioned, “and once we discovered she was additionally dealing with felony prices my first thought was, ‘Why are we victimizing the sufferer?’”

 
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