Adrienne Cutway , Web Editor. Seuss books canceled Shaq, the big-time wrestler ]. The girl and her mother got into a fight about the messages and the teen left her home. Law enforcement officers located her in Lakeland and questioned her about the content of the messages, according to the report. Fehringer said he knew the victim was 15 but messaged her regardless, according to the affidavit. At that point, Fehringer was placed under arrest but deputies said he tried to run away. Fehringer is facing charges of lewd battery on a minor, two counts of transmission of harmful material to a minor and resisting a law enforcement officer without violence.
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Updated August Washington passes new teen sexting law. On April 24, , Gov. Inslee signed the Responsible Teen Communications Act, which reforms the way that Washington state addresses teens sexting, replacing harsh prosecution with evidence-based education and prevention. We have published a new article with additional information about the new law. Skip to main content. EG that a minor can be charged with distribution of child pornography for taking and sending a picture of their intimate areas to another person. The court ruled that the statutory language allowed the charges, and deferred to the way the Legislature has written the law. Unfortunately, this means that, unless the Legislature amends the statute, any minor involved in sexting continues to be at risk of felony charges.
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Once, Ramesh Segaran, 31, went to the teen's home and had consensual sex with her when her parents were not around. Deputy Public Prosecutor Chee Ee Ling told the court that, after the sexual encounter, the girl felt guilty and avoided the Malaysian for about three months but he continued to harass her to meet up. On Sept 7 that year, he sent her a text message demanding more explicit photographs of her in the nude or else he would head over to her home and tell her parents about their sexual relationship. After she had sent him the photographs, Ramesh told her "good see you at 7 in your house". Shocked and frightened, she pleaded with him not to tell her parents. He demanded a threesome which she rejected. He then threatened to send her nude photographs to her parents via Facebook messenger if she did not comply with his request.
By Rebecca Pirius , Attorney. Developing at a rapid rate, smart device technology presents amazing opportunities as well as difficult challenges. One such challenge is the exchange of sensitive and explicit material. Sexting has become especially common among teenagers—many of whom are minors—and can easily be used to bully or harass. States have taken various approaches to address teen sexting. Some have enacted laws prohibiting sexting between minors. These laws tend to have penalties that aren't as severe as when an adult sexts with a minor.