Your 14-Year-Old Daughter Is Probably A Child Pornographer
The teen years are the years of acting like you removed your brain and left it under your bed. Not for all teens (I know, not for your teen), but for a lot of them.
They do some seriously dumb things, and then they do some things that are just kinda bad judgment. For example, when a girl sends naked pictures of her titties to that boyfriend she thinks she will be with FOREVER (translation: until he breaks up with her on Tuesday and makes out with Ashley behind the bleachers).
It turns out that in Massachusetts, your daughter is a sex offender if she does such a thing. In fact, because there is apparently no actual crime in Massachusetts, the Assistant District Attorney there may have state troopers focus their efforts on that terrible criminal, your daughter. Clarence Fanto writes in The Berkshire Eagle:
The perils of "sexting" -- sending sexually explicit messages and photographs by cellphone -- include potential criminal prosecution, according to Berkshire Second Assistant District Attorney Robert W. Kinzer III.
As the head of the DA's computer crime unit, which includes several state troopers, Kinzer cited "kids, young adults, even adults who think it is a good idea to take nude or semi-nude photos of themselves on their cellphones and send them to other people via text message."
..."When you send that text message, you have disseminated child pornography" and when it is shared and shown to others, they are in possession of child pornography, [Kinzer] pointed out.
"We do not have any exceptions in our law for kids who are really in love, for girls who wanted to do it and for guys who promised they wouldn't share it, or for two kids who are dating," Kinzer said. "A nude photo of [a minor's] exposed genitalia is child pornography."
..."I'm done telling what the law is," Kinzer said. "When they start sharing photos like this, we are going to start charging people with the manufacturing, dissemination and possession of child pornography, and they're going to go to court.
"They're going to face [prosecution], probably not jail time unless they've got bad records. But that's OK. They'll just be put on probation and they'll get to register as a sex offender, and that's a great box to check off on any job application," he continued. "You're going to lose jobs and relationships, and you'll spend the rest of your life as a registered sex offender."
Pledging to ruin young lives on the taxpayer dime! You go, Kinzer!