New Jersey legislators today voted unanimously to advance a bill that would regulate the charges against teens who “sext” and post nude photos online.
Introduced by Camden Assemblywoman Pam Lampitt, the bill would create a diversionary program for juveniles caught sending and receiving such images. As the Associated Press reports, under the bill, county prosecutors would decide which offenders are eligible for the program. In some states, juveniles face child pornography charges for sexting or posting nude photos online.
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