The AARP Monthly magazine recently updated , advising tech-competent seniors to try sexting as a way to spice up the over-50 love life--complete with a “Sexting 101” section. Most sexting is, by itself, consensual, and intended to be innocuous.
For example, individuals who are dating might send each other nude pictures.
Then they said ‘Can you take your clothes off now and pitch yourself to us? It wasn’t so awkward, they made me feel at ease.”Appearing on the show out of a sense of “patriotic duty”, the Kenyan-born bar manager from Edinburgh saw an advert online revealing that there had been a lack of interest in the show from Scottish audiences.
Brought to the studio in the nude for 7am filming, 24-year-old Gavin continued: “It’s a long day.
Both the consenting teen couple and the bully can be convicted of felonies under the law.
If all parties involved were 18 or over, however, there is no crime whatsoever.
At that point, sexting is neither consensual nor innocuous.
One may have any number of personal objections to sexting, but as long as sexted images are taken voluntarily and shared consensually, it is none of the government’s business.
EG that a minor can be charged with distribution of child pornography for taking and sending a picture of their intimate areas to another person.
The court ruled that the statutory language allowed the charges, and deferred to the way the Legislature has written the law.
Further, current law penalizes harassment in underage sexting cases just as harshly as the perpetrator.
Take, for example, the scenario where a minor sends a nude picture to his or her partner and the partner later forwards the image to friends and classmates after the couple breaks up.
Closer to home, Thurston County prosecutors initially charged 13- and 14-year-olds with felony distribution of child pornography after a sexting incident in a Lacey middle school. In May 2017, the Washington Supreme Court heard argument in a case that challenges whether a minor can be prosecuted under child pornography laws for taking and sending a picture of himself.