I'm sure you've all heard a news story or two about the "sexting" scare and what prosecutors are doing about it. Cases are popping up of minors being charged with owning and distributing child pornography for taking nude pictures of themselves and posting them on the internet, giving them to others, or receiving such pictures from someone.
Needless to say, I'm appalled. These cases are nothing short of idiotic and repulsive. Child pornography laws are designed to prevent the abuse of children, but no such abuse is happening in these cases. This is a clear and blatant abuse of the law by the prosecution to push their own morals onto others. It's appalling that they'd go so far as to ruin the lives of children to do so. These kids could have to register as sex offenders for the rest of their lives if they're convicted, being grouped with rapists and child molesters. It's hard to imagine a greater showing of hypocrisy