‘Sexting’ to Sex Offender: Teen Cautionary Tale

By David Schoetz

Apr 1, 2010 8:20pm

"Sexting" by teens can have potentially devastating consequences. It is undeniably unwise, not unlike many decisions high schoolers make. But should these messages really land your son or daughter on a sex offender registry? Tonight, Vicki Mabrey introduce us to Phillip Alpert, who at 18 sent racy pictures of his then 16-year-old girlfriend to her contact list. Now 20, Alpert will remains a registered sex offender in the state of Florida until the law there changes. We tee up the legal question: Should federal child pornography laws be changed to allow for more lenient punishments in certain cases of teen "sexting"? Tell us what you think. Read the full ABCNews.com report HERE. ———————- UPDATE: Here is the segment, "Teen Sex Gone Viral." Great comment, Casey. I imagine many feel the same way.

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