HuffPost Personal. Real Life. What's Working: US News. This New World. No search warrant appears to have been issued for the boy's phone in the North Carolina case, the Fayetteville Observer reported.
But legislatures struggle with drawing the line in morality policing.
Teens Who Take Nude Photos Of Themselves Can Still Be Treated As Sex Offenders
A handful of states, including Arkansas and Texassay that teenagers who create images of themselves and don't share them can claim that as a defense. Real Voices. Two-thirds of the cases involved an aggravating circumstance beyond creating and sending the image -- for example, an adult was involved or the teen engaged in non-consensual behavior. Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard. Real Life. Sex offender registration "applied in only a few unusual cases," the researchers noted. Medvin said she has not seen a case where a prosecutor went after a kid for possessing nude content of him- or herself, but she has seen law enforcement use it as a pretext for an investigation.