Pennsylvania Girl, 15, Faces Child Porn Charges After 'Sexting'

Discussion in 'Other Discussions' started by Bjarki, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. Bjarki

    Bjarki Registered Member


    Hmmm. I'm starting to think we're taking the pedophile-hunt a little too serious. :rolleyes:
     

  2. SuiGeneris

    SuiGeneris blue 3

    I'm sorry I understand the issue of tryin to protect kids. The fact that it's to a 27 year old male makes it a little different, but isn't the reason why child pornography illegal because the kids "don't know better" yet you're going to punish them? Thats ridiculous, stuff like this, and the high school boys who got in trouble for having nude pics of their gf's. Are you kidding me? I know I woulda been charged in high school if I was in high school now. Just ridiculous.
     
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  3. Pugz

    Pugz Ms. Malone V.I.P. Lifetime

    It's not really one of those 'kids don't know better', she's 15 and should know better but i agree she shouldn't be punished to such an extent.
     
  4. Stab-o-Matic5000

    Stab-o-Matic5000 Cutting Edge in Murder

    So how come MySpace is getting off clean as a whistle here? They did, after all, distribute a pornographic image of a minor. Frankly, in my opinion, they should be working harder to make sure this kind of shit doesn't happen on their website.
     
  5. ysabel

    ysabel /ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5

    I have read that US has the strictest laws when it comes to child pornography. Perhaps this is an example it. I can see how a minor who willingly makes and distributes naked pictures of him/herself contributes to making the crime happen. But I'm just not sure if charging like this is the way to prevent it instead of just educating, for example.
     
  6. Iris

    Iris rainbow 11!

    That's pretty idiotic to just... Punish her. Why not explain why it's wrong? Maybe she grew up in a bad house that didn't teach her that, or the guy coerced her?
     
  7. ScottOnly

    ScottOnly Registered Member

    Hello, isn't child pornography against the law because it makes victims of the children in the pictures? If she took the pictures herself and distributed them herself then there is only two ways to look at this. She is either....

    a. not a victim at all. Or....
    b. A victim to her own stupidity and doesn't know any better.

    The truth of the matter is that either way putting her in jail and convicting her is absurd. My big question is, what is it with teenage girls nowadays? I've had a couple of them try to hit on me via internet and real life. I ignore them and avoid them, but slutty teenage girls seem to be pretty normal and rampant. Where the hell are the values, and the parents?
     
  8. Bjarki

    Bjarki Registered Member

    I'd say B.

    It indeed seems to be occur pretty often. I don't know if you can blame bad parenting though, for experimenting with sex is a pretty regular thing for kids, and with the internet, you know, it's now all out there :stare:
    Teenage stupidity comes to mind as well, or perhaps it's just part of the general webcamsex-culture, which seems to have people of all ages and genders under its spell. :stare:
     
  9. Cait

    Cait Oh, poppycock.

    The most I got out of this is "I need to watch the news more."

    But as for an opinion on the actual article. i really think myspace should be...punished isn't the word, maybe cracked down on? Punishing the girl is not going to do much, and I don't see why she is in the first place. She should be nothing, but educated and this is not the way to do that.
     

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