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Sexting Teenager Charged for Distributing Child Pornography in Canada

558px-Pic-sextingA Canadian teenager has been convicted of child pornography after sharing and distributing nude photos with malicious intent.

The teenager was 16 at the time when she shared nude photos of another girl, which she obtained through her boyfriend, the victim’s ex-boyfriend. In addition to sharing explicit photos, the girl was also charged with “uttering threats” – she threatened to kill the victim if she came to her town and also threatened to murder her unborn child.

The teen’s defense attorney states that they will appeal the conviction, based on the fact that adults can send explicit photos of one another without legal consequences, Further, he claims that child pornography laws were made to protect children not punish them. In this case, the law is doing both. 

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