Well, things just got real interesting. Apparently, there is a case where a girl, 15, sexted her boyfriend, 17, and he responded in kind. The girl’s mom didn’t like the fact that her girl was getting penis pictures and so reported him to the police on child pornography charges.
As ridiculous as that is, the next part makes this story all the more absurd:
The teen was arrested by police and taken to a juvenile detention center, where police forcibly took photos of his genitalia. The Washington Post reported that the teen’s court-appointed guardian ad litem, Carlos Flores Laboy, questioned the legality of police creating what he characterized as child pornography in an effort to prosecute the teen for sexting. Said Laboy, “They’re using a statute that was designed to protect children from being exploited in a sexual manner to take a picture of this young man in a sexually explicit manner. The irony is incredible. As a parent myself, I was floored. It’s child abuse. We’re wasting thousands of dollars and resources and man hours on a sexting case. That’s what we’re doing.”
However, prosecutors and police decided that the photos that they took were inadequate, as the intended purpose was to compare them with the video he sent to his girlfriend. Foster, the teen’s lawyer, indicated that Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Claiborne Richardson, representing the prosecutors in the case, demanded that the teen either plead guilty to the charges or another search warrant would be obtained for “pictures of his erect penis.” The teen refused to plead guilty to the charges, and the search warrant was issued by a court magistrate. Foster asked officials how it would be possible for police to obtain pictures of the teen in an aroused state, and it was indicated that the teen would be forcibly injected with an erection-inducing drug. An official reportedly told Foster, “We just take him down to the hospital, give him a shot and then take the pictures that we need.” Foster also indicated that a detective told her that special software would then be used to compare pictures of the genitalia.
In other words, child pornography is all right if you have a warrant to obtain it.
That is what this whole case boils down to. The prosecutor is extorting this boy to incriminate himself and obtain a sexually explicit image of a minor.
There is no reason to do this. The sext comes with metadata that can be tied to the boy’s phone. In the past, prosecutors have go after people whose computers have been hacked by child pornographers.
Beyond that, there is no reason to charge this kid with child pornography without charging the girl first. She sent him a sexually explicit picture too, if I recall.
America has gone batshit crazy. We are too concerned about teen sex and not about the real problems that face this country like the coming economic collapse and the elite banksters who should be in federal pound-me-in-the-ass prison.
Instead we waste our time on this garbage.
My advice to people is simple: don’t sext. And if you catch your teenage kid sexting, DO NOT CALL THE POLICE. You will only create more problems for yourself and others.