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Kids being charged with child pornography Is this fair?

Posted by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 7:57 AM
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Ok so ever since kids started growing up in the world of social media and texting kids are now sharing naked images of themselves with each other and also video taping themselves having sex.

These kids are being charged criminally with possessing child pornography. They are also being put on the sex offender lists. Is this really fair?

This ruins the rest of the child's life for something that they did as a child. I agree that the children should be punished for their actions, I just think that children being charged with child pornography and having to register as a sex offender is too extreme.

What do you think about this?

by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 7:57 AM
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yourspecialkid
by Platinum Member on Oct. 9, 2013 at 8:07 AM
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 I think the laws need to catch up with the times.  I also think there should be different levels in the sex crimes laws.  An 18 year old boy having sex with his 16 year old girlfriend should not be labeled a sex offender for the rest of his life.

 

lilo0802
by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 8:09 AM
Some might need to because they can cross the line time and time again.... I think guys or girls that break laws w underage sex should be charged as well as the kids that have underage porno... Just saying if a 17 year old has pics of a 14 year old should be the same as sex w a minor
Debmomto2girls
by Platinum Member on Oct. 9, 2013 at 8:09 AM
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I understand why they are doing it.  Social media, etc. is getting out of control. I blame the parents. I think registering as a sex offender is extreme.

However, I thought once you are 18 your juvenile record is expunged? If they are listed as a sex offender as a minor, does it carry into adulthood?

Woodbabe
by Woodie on Oct. 9, 2013 at 8:19 AM

Yes it carries to adulthood....and prevents you from joining the military. We once saw a young man who was a registered sex offender because he showed his female cousin a Playboy magazine at age 12. Guess her parents didn't appreciate that. He literally could not join any branch of the military because of this.

Quoting Debmomto2girls:

I understand why they are doing it.  Social media, etc. is getting out of control. I blame the parents. I think registering as a sex offender is extreme.

However, I thought once you are 18 your juvenile record is expunged? If they are listed as a sex offender as a minor, does it carry into adulthood?


 Sexy If its unladylike, fattening or fun, I'm in!
  

Woodbabe
by Woodie on Oct. 9, 2013 at 8:20 AM

No I don't think it's fair. My daughter had a friend at age 13 that sent a picture of his penis to several girls. Yup, registered sex offender. Really? It was HIS penis.

BNC1100
by Member on Oct. 9, 2013 at 8:21 AM

There are 3 Teirs of sex offenders atleast in ohio, which have different time frames for which they have to register. I am not sure about other states.


Quoting yourspecialkid:

 I think the laws need to catch up with the times.  I also think there should be different levels in the sex crimes laws.  An 18 year old boy having sex with his 16 year old girlfriend should not be labeled a sex offender for the rest of his life.

 



Debmomto2girls
by Platinum Member on Oct. 9, 2013 at 8:24 AM

Wow..that is wrong.  

Quoting Woodbabe:

Yes it carries to adulthood....and prevents you from joining the military. We once saw a young man who was a registered sex offender because he showed his female cousin a Playboy magazine at age 12. Guess her parents didn't appreciate that. He literally could not join any branch of the military because of this.

Quoting Debmomto2girls:

I understand why they are doing it.  Social media, etc. is getting out of control. I blame the parents. I think registering as a sex offender is extreme.

However, I thought once you are 18 your juvenile record is expunged? If they are listed as a sex offender as a minor, does it carry into adulthood?



BNC1100
by Member on Oct. 9, 2013 at 8:27 AM
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Yeah I agree I think its out of control with the punishments. We all do stupid things when we were kids and we all tend to regret it later when we are adults, but to have it follow you and destroy your life is just too much I think.


Quoting Woodbabe:

No I don't think it's fair. My daughter had a friend at age 13 that sent a picture of his penis to several girls. Yup, registered sex offender. Really? It was HIS penis.



romalove
by Roma on Oct. 9, 2013 at 8:28 AM
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If you label anything involving sex or sexuality as a "sex offender" you dilute the seriousness of what being a sex offender means.

Kids are kids; if they do something stupid like send a sexy picture to someone, they shouldn't wear the same label as someone who has raped a child.

They need to find a different way to deal with this issue.

Jennyanne322
by Member on Oct. 9, 2013 at 8:33 AM
I know what you mean. My SO is a cop and a girls mom wanted the girls boyfriend arrested for having sex with the daughter and pictures of him and her naked. So he had the boyfriend stand up to arrest him and then turned to the daughter and arrested her to. She had taken pix of herself and sent them to him. Mom changed her toon really quick about the boyfriend being arrested, once she realized that her daughter will be arrested as well. The boyfriend just turned 18 and the girl was a few days shy of 17. He was called to the school for this. So everything happened in front of the principle.
I think they are trying to make an example out of some of the children. Parents have to realize that their child isn't innocent either.
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