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Scott Shellenberger
Teen sexting remains a vexing problem for law enforcement
Teen sexting remains a vexing problem for law enforcement

When nude photos of girls who attended a Baltimore County high school started showing up on a website, word quickly spread among students. Eventually a county police officer stationed in the school got a tip and started investigating, and the images were taken down. But some of the girls' parents wanted legal consequences for the boys who posted the photos. The problem: The photos were "selfies" — images taken by the girls themselves and consensually sent to male students — and likely would not meet the legal definition of child pornography. Authorities determined that no legal action could be taken. So-called sexting among teens — a practice considered...

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