Teens Face Child Porn Charges

Submitted by: KoalaMeatPie 8 years ago
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28679588/

It"s only a matter of time before thousands of more teens get arrested for this.
There are 91 comments:
Male 557
"saying that the first photograph was “a self portrait taken of a juvenile female taking pictures of her body, nude."

a self portrait taken of a juvenile female taking pictures of her body, nude.

wait... what? that sentence structure is horrible...
why not just say `a self portrait taken of a nude juvenile female?`

I think they are dealing with one of those unintelligent cops not realizing how stupid he sounds

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Male 557
sooo... if i manage to get a girlfriend, my age, and she gives me pics of herself, and some nosy teacher finds it, i go to jail...

what

the

hell

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Male 359
I don`t think the school officials had the right to look through the cell phones that they took. Unless they were looking for child porn then the school officials should also be charged
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Female 19
I love when every right and respect women fought for is getting destroyed by girls doing stupid things.
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Male 292
Just wait until they try to move into their own home later, and can`t because no one wants to have a "sex offender" living in their neighborhood.
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Female 523
Okasen: If you`re underage you`re legally unable to consent. Hence, mutual rape.
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Maybe "legally unable" but it` still consent. The only people taken advantage of here are the kids who got in trouble.

And are you saying that if two teens have sex they also need to be sent to prison for rape? :/

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Female 116
I`ll assume that 14 isn`t age of consent outside of Canada.
That`s a good thing.
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Female 289
how is it the boys falut?
its not like they force the girls to send it to them
and maybe they did or maybe they didnt but how do they know what the picture text was going to be of

the whole thing is stupid

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Male 55
ok its something they shouldn`t do, but its shameful for the government to give these children criminal records that will screw the rest of their lives up. you ground kids for stuff like this, you don`t criminalise them.
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Male 2,855
but but but the girls sent the photos! how is that a crime for the boys?
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Male 5,094
Okasen: If you`re underage you`re legally unable to consent. Hence, mutual rape.
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Male 1,226
Worst thing that can happen is that it is uploaded on some JB site...I don`t care, really.
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Male 2,510
if they want to get naked who am i to argue?
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Male 959
Great. So these kids get put on sex offenders lists which bar them from many careers in the future. Nice one.
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Female 70
Kids can be really dumb. With my cell phone carrier, picture mail is uploaded to the carrier website automatically (to my picture mail account). Now, it might be private to the internet, but who knows who is looking at them on the cell phone servers haha.
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Male 957
this whole thing is bs drating gay school shouldn`t snoop on student`s phones.
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Male 503
everyone i know from highschool is going to jail!

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Female 1,496
Kids are stupid now days ain`t they?
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Male 189
I think its good that they are trying to discourage this kind of behaviour amongst 14 and 15 year old girls in a school. Its dangerous taking pictures of yourself completely naked to send to guy in your class. Say that guy gets in a major bust up with the girl who`s sent him a picture and then decides to go ahead and post the picture on the web out of spite. So its good practise i think just to teach the young girls not to send such pictures in the first place cause there is always a risk it reaches someone elses eyes. Although i do think the way they are going about discouraging them is totally wrong and the boys should not be in court, they`ve really done nothing wrong.
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Male 220
Almost as stupid as the word "drat"...Seriously.
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Female 523
Oh and if having porn of your own agegroup is illegal then half my school is going to prison.
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Female 523
So does that mean if two consenting teens have sex they`re child molesters?

This is stupid. Would they rather have teens looking at adult porn?

And if they say that kids shouldn`t see porn at all, they were obviously raised in a test-tube and never were teenagers >.>

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Male 868
Stupid.
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Male 782
Don`t get me wrong, in the hands of an adult... Take his/her ass to PRISON!
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Male 782
Arresting children... for child pornography? Sounds a bit over-the-top to me. Kids are curious at that age heh.
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Female 15,763
Wait, how can they be prosecuted if THEY are also underage?

`That`s like prosecuting 2 adults who were both drunk and had sex because they were both under the influence.

DUMB.

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Male 845
everyone involved is under age. which makes everyone else stupid.
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Male 3,631
So long as these individuals have NO CONTROL over whether someone else proceeds to send them such messages, then they CANNOT by any moral standard be held responsible!

Besides, they`re peers. Could they be arrested for seeing these images in person? Is that what these pigs (or their parents, for that matter) would prefer?

Let`s just confiscate their brain in that case, because one of their memories might be pornog- I mean, photographic..

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Male 18
HA. Same exact thing happened at my school. Except almost everyone in the goddamn place had the pictures. We had some stupid assembly about it and some cop was telling us we had like a week to delete the pictures before people started getting arrested and whatnot.

But yeah. Child pornography is child pornography, and it`s illegal. I`m not sure how administrators even found out about the pictures, unless some stupid kid told them, which is possible. EVERYONE had those pictures.

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Male 3,431
Ohh HELL my Parents have a PICTURE of me taking a BATH when I was THREE!!!
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Male 3,431
But, they will be tried as...Juveniles?
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Female 713
If both kids are teens, is it still an offense? Anyway I work in a school, and we do take the kids phones when they use them but going through them would be bad for us. Not matter the content, we`d have parents coming to the school ready to fightsomeone because we went throught their kids stuff without a reason.
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Male 2,076
that`s stupid.
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Female 213
I agree that they should be punished, but something like this sticks with you for the rest of your drating life and ruins your reputation. This is goddamn ridiculous.
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Male 564
The article did say that when whoever passed whatever law that these teens apparently broke, the people who wrote it were not thinking that teens would be possible criminals of this.
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Male 210
that is so stupid. Under privacy laws, they technically can`t look through a childs phone. they are supposed to turn it off when they get it until it is returned to the child. Just the fact that they went through the phone constitutes that this case should be thrown out. And the rest of the related cases because they found out through the first childs phone. This is utterly ridiculous.
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Male 3,296
i just dont get why they are going to juve,

Moral problem: you are not supposed to be showing yourself around,

Legal problem: clueless, why why why it makes no sense,


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Male 448
Ahem, you can count me guilty.
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Male 777
This is one of the stupidest f*cking things I`ve ever heard. They do realize that if pictures are condemned, the teens might just decide that private showings are the only way to go. And the boys would have to register as sex offenders? This is utter bullsh*t.
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Male 5,094
A thought just struck me. The Japanese started this whole camera-built-into-phone nonsense. The Japanese are also obsessed with underage girls.
Coincidence?
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Male 1,556
Really guys? C`mon.


Wnd this is why you shouldn`t be allowed to look throguh another person F*CKING phone when they get it taken.


Republicans.

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Male 312
OMG, So the nude pics of my girlfriend are child porn. But she wants me to have it!!! *Erases off phone*
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Female 876
Can you really charge a child with having child porn? Really? ><
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Male 266
I dint think they can really do that, why would they be looking through the kids phone in the first place? If the kid had it out in class, then they just confiscate it, they have no right to look through your stuff, its an invasion of privacy. They can only look through your stuff if they think your suspicious of a crime or to be crime or if they have a warrant and good reasons
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Male 612
meh its not so bad
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Male 612
lol, stupid filter.....damn poo piss drat gay fag mexican ass bitch
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Male 2,313
Let teens be teens you bastards.
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Male 612
OHHH pooTTTT...jk
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Male 301
yay for horny teens
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Male 2,796
I would think the appropriate thing to do here is to get them all into a classroom on a Saturday and maybe bring in one or two real sex offenders who have had most of their rights and privacy taken away from them, give a supervised class to these young people. If the class is good enough, these teens may see how their seemingly naive actions can have a huge snowball effect and ruin what should be some of the best years of thier lives.

I think it would be totally inappropriate for them to slap the book down on them. Everyone handling this case should step back and remember what it was like to be young and have hormones.

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Male 1,627
geez learn how to hide your porn.
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Male 928
What happened to a right to privacy? Doesn`t going through a persons phone without their consent violate that right? Especially in the case of a minor who does not have a parent present?

If this had been one of my kids I would have been beating that school administration down in the court room.

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Male 4,867
minor....sending a pic to ...a minor
whats the problem?
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Male 72
The school had no right to go through their phone unless its a private school and even then they still might not be allowed to same thing happened at my school and the teacher got fired for it
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Male 2,229
the overly heavy hand of american police forces at work, again. american law has sooo many loop-holes, its ridiculous
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Male 367
Seems like a slap on the wrist offense to me. Making teens register as sex offenders for this is insane.
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Male 360
Ha ha dirty old men in raincoats i know a guy like that.
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Female 131
i recently graduated high school, and it became common practice if you got caught with a cell phone to remove the battery and/or memory card so the administrators could not look through your photos or text messages. if not, they would go through your phone and slap you with charges for anything inappropriate.
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Female 495
Tonyjet - im the opposite, i see the legal problem but not the moral one. Its a tough one.
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Male 3,842
How is it "exploitation of a minor for sexual purposes" if the minor took the picture herself?
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Male 3,296
yeah, i didnt know you can ponograph yourself, seems kinda ridiculous, they may be foolish, but no one deserves to go to jail here, the girls took the pictures on their own without being under anyone`s captivity or restrain, and the boys acquired the pictures with their consent, so yeah, although i see the moral problem, i dont see why the "law" has to get involved
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Female 495
The girls are stupid.. the boys are just being boys. Its just bureaucracy gone mad if the boys get done for that.

I find the concept of the sharing of child porn between children a strange thing to properly rationalise. Like someone said, if you`re a kid then its just porn.

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Male 2,290
This is not child porn. This is just teenagers getting pics from their peers. It`s the equivalent of a 25 year old man getting pics from a 21 year old woman. The differences are only in maturity. If they have to be punished for this then they shouldn`t be registered as sex-offenders. That is going to ruin their life.
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Male 1,526
who the drat cares, are they dumb enough to give away nudes of themselves, they deserver every bit of ...hm, whats the worst that can happen, a hairy old geezer cums to them, so what ?
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Male 7,933
*goes to cellphone and hits delete all images*
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Male 91
Oh and, "smartbomb, you dumbass, in most states the age of consent is 18. Quit being wrong when you generalize things." actually, only eleven states have the age of consent as 18. Six states have the age of consent set for 17, and Thirty-three have it set for 16. Ok, I`m done embarrassing you now.
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Male 91
Has no one noticed that the principal performed and illegal action by looking through that students phone? No teenager is retarded enough to keep a nude photo as their back ground, especially with the way phone are passed around.
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Male 84
If those kids are convicted they are gonna have a hard time finding work... for the rest of their lives.
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Male 309
im a child pornographer then
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Male 1,365
Uggghhh, more kids with self esteem issues. That is the core problem here, I don`t believe the girls and their boyfriends were porn traffickers, they need to be treated different than an adult doing this. Youthful indescretion gone horribly wrong.
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Male 166
So does that mean that for the rest of these kids` lives, they`re going to have to register as known sex offenders and put little stickers in their windows on Halloween? I`m all for protecting kids, (especially my own,) but this is all getting ridiculous.
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Male 29
this is the first time i`v heard the term `sexting`... made me laugh
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Male 2,148
smartbomb, you dumbass, in most states the age of consent is 18. Quit being wrong when you generalize things.

Also, the school officials shouldn`t have been looking at the phone and I`m not sure about the laws concerning this, but I`m not sure they can use that as evidence in a child pornography case unless somewhere along the line a search and seizure warrant was issued.

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Female 665
lmao. non-nice individuals.
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Female 182
Since when is 15 year olds childporn? That`s jailbait. :/
So If I took a picture of myself nude I could be put in custody for posession of child porn?
Also, somebody could text anybody an image regardless of whether they were aware or wanted it.
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Female 665
This is a little bit hard to understand. I think they charged the teens for child pornography because those pictures ARE the very definition of child pornography. Does anybody catch my drift here? Any sexual photograph of a child is considered child pornography, wether it`s in the hands of some old pervert or not. Still, I find it a little weird that the teens were charged. I don`t think they knew what they were doing, buuuuuut whatever. This will probably scare them into being more careful. non-nice individuals.
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Male 199
what makes the people at the school believe that just because you took a students phone, gives you the right to look at what is on it. i garuntee that nowhere in the rules it says that they will look at your personal stuff. don`t get me wrong, i dont think it was right for the students to have the pics, but what the "school officials" did was an invasion of privacy
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Female 180
The school shouldn`t have looked at the contents.
And, they really shouldn`t have been charged.
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Male 1,220
in Pennsylvania that actually is illegal, because as in most other US states, the age of consent is 16 years of age. So the 16/17 year old teens were not minors, and therefor WERE in possession of child pornography.
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Male 1,584
link wont work
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Male 84
I agree w/ jinxiejae.
AAlso, what right did the school official have to look through the pics that were on the phone? They said it was against policy to have phones at the school. Okay, take the phone away. But to look through the "contents" of said phone is not right at all.
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Male 1,540
I don`t get it though. They`re two years age difference and none of them are adults- Why are they being charged for child pornography?
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Male 2,796
So if two minors get caught having sex... which we all know right or wrong, a lot of them get curious and do it. Does that mean they are all sex offenders?
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Male 544
its not child porn if your a child its just porn.
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Female 335
OH SHIIIIII-
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Male 882
and teens are, yup, still retards
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Male 488
poo FLUSH MY PHONE DOWN THE TOILET
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Female 1,142
Sleazy little girls send you nekkid pitures = go to jail.

Yaaay justice! :D

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Female 2,927
they should make this a sub law and call it somthing else, child porn is all together different than what happend here, and to have "convicted of possesion and distributing child porn on their reords could realy ruin their lives.
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Female 741
I think the slutty girls should be in trouble.
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Male 2,576
Link: Teens Face Child Porn Charges [Rate Link] - It`s only a matter of time before thousands of more teens get arrested for this.
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