Lawmakers send Corbett bill on juvenile sexting

    A bill that creates criminal penalties for minors who transmit nude or sexually explicit images of themselves or other youths is on its way to the governor.

    The House and Senate both voted overwhelmingly Wednesday in favor of the measure.

     

    It’s designed to punish kids who are 17 or younger for the practice known as sexting. It would impose or a summary offense or a misdemeanor, depending on the facts.

    Minors charged under the law could be referred to a diversionary program and potentially get their records expunged.

     

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