State Representative Yeulin Willet, who cosponsored the bill, says that the misdemeanor charge did not go too far.
He argued that the juvenile petty offense that the bill introduced accounts legally for ‘‘virtually no crime at all’’ and ‘‘basically just takes that juvenile into some counseling or education, end of story.’’ Advertisement He said making teen sexting a misdemeanor charge allows police to seize the images and prevent them from being spread online.
It’s easy, on the one hand, to see why parents have been cowed in the face of these pressures.
First they are told that restricting kids could never work.
‘‘To say that this is a victimless situation is just not a fact,’’ he said.
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George Welsh says he’s having an “Archie Bunker moment.” The superintendent of Cañon City Schools in Colorado was interviewed this week for a public radio podcast about the “sexting ring” that was discovered in the high school he oversees.
At first, he noted that the hundred or so students who had been trading hundreds of nude photos probably didn’t realize the implications of their actions and someone needs to explain it to them.
More scandal followed two years later when, as the Democrat was running for New York City mayor, he was he was found to have sent more explicit photos to a 22-year-old woman.
(This was all painfully captured in the recent documentary, Weiner.) Then, last August, the New York Post reported that Weiner was at it again, having sexted with yet another woman – including sending a photo that included the image of his toddler son.
"I knew this was as morally wrong as it was unlawful," Weiner said Friday in a statement. ***On Wednesday morning, the Daily Mail published an exclusive report stating that former New York congressman and mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner, who has already been involved in an unprecedented number of extramarital sexting affairs, had yet another online mistress – this time, a 15-year-old girl.