In Colorado and across the country, lawmakers dealing with teen sexting

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In Colorado and across the country, lawmakers dealing with teen sexting

Colorado currently classifies sexting as felony child exploitation
In this December 2015, file photo, Cañon City School Superintendent George Welsh, left, addresses the media, as from second left, District Attorney Thom LeDoux, Cañon City Police Chief Paul Schultz and Detective Clint Robertson listen during a news conference, in Cañon City regarding an investigation into nude photo sexting among high school students. Rampant teenage sexting has prompted dozens of states to consider the differences between adolescent flirting and actual child pornography. However, proposals to soften criminal penalties when minors send each other explicit images are running into opposition from researchers and teens who say consensual sexting shouldn’t be a crime at all.

In Colorado and across the country, lawmakers dealing with teen sexting

In this December 2015, file photo, Cañon City School Superintendent George Welsh, left, addresses the media, as from second left, District Attorney Thom LeDoux, Cañon City Police Chief Paul Schultz and Detective Clint Robertson listen during a news conference, in Cañon City regarding an investigation into nude photo sexting among high school students. Rampant teenage sexting has prompted dozens of states to consider the differences between adolescent flirting and actual child pornography. However, proposals to soften criminal penalties when minors send each other explicit images are running into opposition from researchers and teens who say consensual sexting shouldn’t be a crime at all.
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