A Florida lawmaker is trying to reform Florida’s “Sexting” laws, so that teens who are caught sending sexually explicit photos to one another are not charges as felony sex offenders, and face a lifetime as a registered sex offender.
A number of proposed criminal law reforms didn’t make it through the Florida legislative session that ended on April 30th. [Read more…]
In the final days of this Florida legislative session, one of the items on the agenda is reform of Florida’s outdated laws regarding what is known today as “sexting”.
As the law stands now, teens who send explicit photos to each other could face felony child pornography charges, and a lifetime as a registered sex offender. But clearly the laws against child pornography were not written in an era when every teen had a camera connected to the internet inside their phone. And few people equate a teen sending a picture of himself/herself ( even a sexually explicit one) as the same thing as an adult trafficking in child pornography. [Read more…]