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16-year-old girl busted on child porn charges after posting naked ‘selfies’ to Twitter

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If you take and/or disseminate nude photographs of a teenager, you are engaging in child pornography. That’s true even if you are the teen in the pictures. A 16-year-old from Virginia learned this invaluable lesson this week when she was arrested and charged with child pornography after posting naked “selfies” on Twitter.

The Smoking Gun reports that a school resource officer questioned the teen, who told James City County Police she “acknowledged that she had taken and posted the pictures on Twitter and had also sent them to some male acquaintances.”

The girl, whose name was not released by cops, was charged with distributing child pornography, a felony. Her phone “was taken into custody for evidentiary purposes,” police reported.

Authorities spoke with the child’s mother who confirmed that the naked photos were of her underage daughter.

The teen has been referred to Juvenile Intake, which “offers a Sexting Education diversion program” for minors and their families.

The story comes on the heels of a report last month of a 17-year-old Canadian female who was convicted of possessing and distributing child pornography after she posted salacious photos of her boyfriend’s ex on Facebook.

Law enforcement agencies regularly issue warnings to parents that their children could face criminal charges for disseminating (or viewing) naked photos of fellow minors.

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Howard Portnoy has written for HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.

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  • Night Owl

    What do you want to bet that she is more upset about her phone being taken away than she is about pending felony charges?

    • cozmo

      I don’t know.
      I don’t think I even want to know.

      • Night Owl

        It reminded me to ask my child if she is aware that things put out on the internet are forever. She is. Anyone who is 16 and doesn’t realize that has severe reality problems.

  • cvxxx

    This is what happens with runaway laws that were never intended for this technology. The federal and state need to revise these laws as they are damaging too many people. Even if the charges are expunged in reality they never will be in the information age with data mining.