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.
Because child pornography laws were not intended to address sexting, the legal consequences for teens engaging in sexting are truly bizarre.
Devoted partners sharing an intimate photograph face the same punishment as a bully who maliciously sends a naked picture of an ex to the entire school.
Fat mature plumpers are in the heat of their sex hunger!
You even cannot imagine what incredible smut they can perform when they meet young boys, who are willing to thrust their throbbing dicks inside their hungry twats!
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.
Far too common is the case where jilted former lovers have sent nude pictures of their exes after a bad break-up to classmates, friends, coworkers, and relatives.
For minors, unfortunately, sexting is an entirely different matter.
Child pornography laws, originally designed to protect children from adult predators, criminalize both consensual and non-consensual sexting where the person in the photo is under 18. One cannot understate the severity of these penalties when applied to the very minors the law was intended to protect from exploitation.
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.
Further, current law penalizes harassment in underage sexting cases just as harshly as the perpetrator.