But when a teenager (meaning a minor between 13 and 17) creates, sends, or receives a sext message in Illinois, he or she may have committed the criminal offense of child pornog raphy.
Sex offense laws predating the sexting phenomenon do not contemplate the ease and frequency with which teens send risque' pictures to each other from their phones.
Eventhough my friendlist settings are private they knew exactly who my friends were. Although just over two-thirds of those teens meant those images for their boyfriend or girlfriend, 25 percent of teen girls and 33 percent of teen boys admit they have had sext messages meant for someone else shared with them.Adults risk embarrassment if their sext message is misdirected.telling me, ‘don’t stand up, don’t look at me, shut up.’ They’re running through my room, they took my Mac Book, took some of my school [music] equipment … “They dragged me by my hair to my bed, and they’re asking me, ‘hey! “She was taking screen shot after screen shot after screen shot, the computer just kept flashing,” Gerstein said.“[The suspects] are yelling ‘who’s on the computer?For purposes of this article, "sexting" is the practice of sending nude or semi-nude pictures by cell phone or other electronic media; it is a sexual text ('sext') message.