OH Teen Gets Child Porn Charge For Cell Phone Photos Of Herself

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School officials warned a Licking Valley, Oh., High School student about nude cell-phone photographs after a presentation from the Licking County Prosecutor’s Office, says the Newark Advocate. Now the 15-year-old girl has been charged with a child pornography count that could require her to register as a sexual offender for 20 years. She is accused of taking nude photographs of herself and sending them to others, who could face charges of possessing pictures of a nude minor.

County Prosecutor Ken Oswalt says he has hosted assemblies at schools to educate students on the legalities and risks of this conduct. Oswalt met with school superintendents yesterday — a meeting planned before this case came to light — and the cell-phone issue became one topic of discussion. There isn’t a whole lot schools can do about cell phones, aside from enforce their own policies.

Link: http://www.newarkadvocate.com/article/20081009/NEWS01/810090314

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