SEXTING 101.

You hear about it. You generally know what it means to sext. But what are the actual consequences? Welcome class, to Sexting 101. 

Minors who have a cell phone and a naked body available, please DO NOT:

  • TAKE 
  • SEND to other minors
  • SEND of other minors
  • POSSESS
  • VIEW
  • REQUEST

You could be CHARGED with:

  • Disseminating Matter Harmful to Juveniles
    • 5th degree felony
  • Pandering Obscenity Involving a Minor
    • 2nd degree felony
  • Pandering Sexually Oriented Matter Involving a Minor
    • 2nd degree felony
  • Illegal Use of Minor in Nudity-Oriented Material
    • 2nd degree felony
  • Possessing Criminal Tools
    • 5th degree felony

You could be SENTENCED to:

  • 6-12 months in juvi
  • Commitment to residential treatment facilities
  • Probation
  • Social media monitoring
  • House arrest
  • Community services
  • Counseling/alcohol/drug treatment
  • Child Protective Services
  • Surrender cell phone
  • Juvenile Offender Registrant (Sex offender registry!)

SO WHAT DO I DO?

If you receive a nude photo, immediately notify a parent, teacher, administrator, police, or an attorney

If you receive a nude photo, immediately delete it

DO NOT: resend, bring it to school, show anyone other than the adult you report it to

Prepared with the assistance of Ron O’Brien, Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office


 

Call us if you have any questions, or need a defense to a sexting charge or defense to school discipline.

614.368.5100

 

 

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