April 2 2004

Naughty Naughty

Somedays it is just too easy. Somedays my blog entries are just written for me, and all I have to do is post the link for you. This is one of those. Ok, first off, click

Now, in case the link goes dead, here is the summary. It seems a 15-year-old girl in Pennsylvania took some nude photos of herself and would send them to people she met in chat rooms, and yes, some of them did involve sex acts. When the local police found out (which they won’t say how they found out abut her) they checked her computer and found several more pictures she had. And now a direct quote from the article “She faces a number of serious charges, including possession of child pornography”

Ok, before I say anything, let me say I do NOT condone what this girl did. Her parents should be talked to and they should have a better idea of what she is doing. In NO WAY do I think 15-year-old girls should be sending out naked photos of themselves.

Ok, that being said, let’s talk about the concept of the charge of “child pornography”. If by some random chance this girl actually gets convicted of this, that would mean she would have to register as a sex offender. Registered sex offenders have to inform their neighbors when they move into the neighborhood. So what does this girl say when informing her neighbors “I have to inform you I live in the neighborhood. I am a sexual danger to… myself” And this thought comes from a friend, does this mean every teenager who has taken a picture of a bare ass is a child pornographer. What if a teenager takes a picture of a covered crotch, but in a suggestive manner, is that child pornography?

So again, yes, this girl did a naughty naughty thing, but is it real child pornography when it is pictures of… yourself? Like I said, this one kind of wrote itself.

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