I know we live in the boonies, so it's taken longer for sexting to become a problem for us. I'm hoping, however, that you big city prosecutors have already solved the problem and are kind enough to share the bounty of your wisdom with little 'ol me. I've called NCMEC to inquire whether they want to be notified of the identities of the hormonally charged teens who's pooty-poos, etc. are depicted on cell phones we seized from them or other teens. I've done this on the "off" chance that those images end up on some child pornographer's laptop down the road. And, we've decided that the kids ain't never gettin' their phones back. But my question is "what do we do with the perpetrators?" Assuming the 2 year affirmative defense doesn't apply, are you filing poss of CP, promotion of CP, sexual performance of a child, public lewdness, anything at all? And, do you treat adults (say 17, 18, 19 year olds who receive pics of their 15 or 16 year old girlfriends' jewels) differently than you do similarly situated juveniles? I yearn to have the wisdom to answer these thought-provoking questions. Any thoughts?
Hillary S. Netardus Asst. Crim. D.A. Randall Co. Crim. D.A. 2309 Russell Long Blvd., Ste.120 Canyon, Texas 806-468-5570 email@example.com
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We filed ours as Sexual Performance of a Child (F1), inducing a youngster under 14 to engage in sexual performance by appearing in photographs depicting blah, blah blah... and defendant knew the character and content of said sexual performance.
He was 18, she was 11. I had to think kinda hard about ringing up a kid that young, but he was also just moments away from having intercourse with her when her momma caught them.
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