Let's start with a legal puzzle. In a small town in North Carolina, at some point over the past year or so, a teenaged couple took naked photos of themselves on one of their phones. In February, the couple, by then 16, were arrested and charged. What was their crime? In order to figure it out, you'd need to know a few things about the US legal system and its child pornography laws.
Teens are earning police records for taking naked photos of themselves
Jodie was 15 when the Facebook message that would almost ruin her life landed in her inbox. But at the last second, she decided to fight back. With over 20, child sex criminals in Australia, there are strong calls for a public sex offenders register to be introduced. Jodie and Jess were just 15 and 16 respectively when Willats made contact for the first time. Picture: Supplied Source:Supplied. Jodie was just 15 years old when she received a seemingly innocuous message on Facebook from a man she had no recollection of adding as a friend.
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His case has drawn national scrutiny, but North Carolina's controversial law isn't unique. States require people convicted of various sex-related offenses to publicly register as sex offenders. They don't always make exceptions for kids, even if their cases are adjudicated in juvenile court. Marsha Levick, deputy director and chief counsel at the Juvenile Law Center, said that youth are unlikely to get in trouble for possessing nude selfies.