Recently a well known 18 year old actor decided to “get back” at his 16 year old girlfriend by sending naked photos via text message of the minor to several people, an act known as “Sexting”. The 16 year old became upset and told her parents. Her parents told local police.
The 18 year old will likely regret this decision for the remainder of his life. He was arrested by the police and prosecuted for sending child pornography through the internet. He later entered a guilty plea to this charge. The result is he will be required to register as a sex offender as well as face other serious consequences.
It is critical that before you use the internet to send any photographs you realize that if the photographs are of a minor and they are “lewd in nature” you can be facing serious criminal sanctions.
If you are facing the possibility of being arrested or prosecuted for an internet crime in California, you should contact Wallin and Klarich. We have been helping persons facing California internet sex offenses for many years. We will be there when you call. Contact us at wklaw.com or contact us at 888.280.6839.