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Posted by Lavonda
Lavonda Graham-Williams
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on Tuesday, 13 December 2011
in Child Pornography

Child Pornography

Sexting as Child Pornography - Your First Step is Vitally


There was a recent article in the Washington Post noting that the act of taking nude or illicit pictures of individuals under 18 (even yourself) by anyone of any age (again, even yourself) and emailing/texting those photos, aka Sexting, was actually down amongst teens across that nation. The number of arrest of teens for this all to common act is still staggering, nonetheless. As a defense attorney in this area the one thing I am keenly aware of when faced with a Sexting charge is that it is likened to the offense of Child Pornography and can have devastating results if not handled with care from the very beginning. The article sites a number of examples:
“…one case involved a 10-year-old boy who sent a cellphone picture of his genitals to an 11-year-old classmate “to gross her out.” The girl’s mother called police; the boy cried when questioned by police, who concluded he didn’t understand the magnitude of his actions and left the matter to his parents.

Another involved a 16-year-old girl who said she accidentally posted a nude photo of herself on a social networking site. A 16-year-old boy at her school found the photo and distributed it to 100 people when she refused his demand to send him more nude pictures. He was charged with a felony…”

These cases require an experienced, knowledgeable and sensitive approach. Any missteps could lead to disastrous results. Before you talk to law enforcement or attend any proceedings in school or in court, contact the Law Offices of Lavonda N. Graham-Williams at 703-930-6712 for a free and confidential consultation.

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