27
Mar
2009

14-Year-Old New Jersey Girl Arrested Over Nude Photos Of Herself

Written by  |  under General Rants, Internet, Technology

webcamA 14-year-old New Jersey girl is facing up to 17 years in prison for posting nude photos of herself to MySpace.

According to a report from the Associated Press, a 14-year old girl posted 30 “explicit nude” photos of herself to her MySpace account for her boyfriend to see.  It is unclear how the Clifton, NJ police were alerted to the situation, but they were, and the girl has now been arrested on charges of possession of child pornography and distribution of child pornography.  If convicted, she faces up to 17 years in prison and having to register as a sex offender.

However, not everyone is in favor of such crimes being punished.  Maureen Kanka, mother of Megan Kanka for whom “Megan’s Law” is named, has taken the authorities to task for charging the girl.  “This shouldn’t fall under Megan’s Law in any way, shape or form,” said Mrs. Kanka.  She went on to say, “she should have an intervention and counseling, because the only person she exploited was herself.”

This has become an alarming trend where teens feel there is nothing wrong with sending sexual images of themselves to one another.  I wrote about a while back about a 15-year-old girl in a similar situation for “sexting” photos of herself to classmates.  She was also failing possible jail time and registering as a sex offender, but I think Mrs. Kanka has it right, these kids need counseling, not having their lives destroyed.  They are not exploiting any one else, and they aren’t harming anyone else, so really what is the point of making their lives a living hell for what is essentially a youtful indiscretion?

Wouldn’t society be better served by educating these kids about what they were doing is wrong?  What if this is a sign of a possibly deeper problem than just stupidity?  Will doing 17 years in prison really serve this girl any good?  All because she took some sexual photos of herself.  It makes no sense, and the authorities involved aren’t doing themselves any good either, it just makes me resent them.

Yes, children should be protected from sex offenders at all costs, but when the sex offender is yourself?  Well, there has to be some exceptions drawn somewhere to every rule, and I think this is one of those times.

Links from Other Sites You May Like

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

  • http://yahoo lindsey

    This girl had to of known That if she puts those on myspace everyone could look and see them she should be put on some type of probashion or jail time.

  • http://www.retirementcalculatorfidelity.com/feed/ retirement calculator fidelity

    Great weblog here! Also your site lots up very fast! What web host are you the usage of? Can I get your associate link to your host? I wish my web site loaded up as quickly as yours lol

    Hello there, just became aware of your blog through Google, and found that it’s truly informative. I?m gonna watch out for brussels. I?ll be grateful if you continue this in future. Numerous people will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

    It’s the best time to make some plans for the future and it’s time to be happy. I’ve read this post and if I could I wish to suggest you few interesting things or tips. Perhaps you can write next articles referring to this article. I want to read even more things about it!

    Great post. I was checking continuously this blog and I am impressed! Very useful information specifically the last part :) I care for such info a lot. I was seeking this particular information for a very long time. Thank you and good luck.

    hello there and thank you for your info ? I?ve certainly picked up something new from right here. I did however expertise several technical issues using this web site, as I experienced to reload the website a lot of times previous to I could get it to load properly. I had been wondering if your web host is OK? Not that I am complaining, but slow loading instances times will sometimes affect your placement in google and could damage your high quality score if ads and marketing with Adwords. Well I?m adding this RSS to my email and can look out for much more of your respective intriguing content. Make sure you update this again soon..

    Fantastic goods from you, man. I’ve understand your stuff previous to and you are just extremely great. I actually like what you have acquired here, certainly like what you are stating and the way in which you say it. You make it enjoyable and you still care for to keep it sensible. I can not wait to read much more from you. This is really a wonderful site.

    Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I’ve truly enjoyed browsing your blog posts. After all I will be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again very soon!

    I like the valuable info you provide in your articles. I?ll bookmark your blog and check again here regularly. I’m quite sure I will learn many new stuff right here! Good luck for the next!

    I think this is among the most important info for me. And i am glad reading your article. But wanna remark on some general things, The website style is great, the articles is really nice : D. Good job, cheers

    We are a group of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our community. Your site offered us with valuable information to work on. You’ve done an impressive job and our entire community will be thankful to you.

    Unquestionably believe that which you said. Your favorite reason appeared to be on the web the simplest thing to be aware of. I say to you, I certainly get irked while people think about worries that they plainly do not know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top and defined out the whole thing without having side-effects , people can take a signal. Will probably be back to get more. Thanks

    This is very interesting, You’re a very skilled blogger. I have joined your feed and look forward to seeking more of your fantastic post. Also, I have shared your website in my social networks!

    Hello There. I found your blog using msn. This is an extremely well written article. I will make sure to bookmark it and come back to read more of your useful info. Thanks for the post. I?ll definitely return.

    I loved as much as you will receive carried out right here. The sketch is attractive, your authored material stylish. nonetheless, you command get got an nervousness over that you wish be delivering the following. unwell unquestionably come further formerly again as exactly the same nearly a lot often inside case you shield this hike.

    Hi, i think that i saw you visited my weblog thus i came to ?return the favor?.I am trying to find things to enhance my website!I suppose its ok to use some of your ideas!!

    Simply wish to say your article is as amazing. The clarity in your post is just nice and i can assume you’re an expert on this subject. Fine with your permission allow me to grab your feed to keep updated with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please keep up the enjoyable work.

    Its like you read my mind! You seem to know a lot about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could do with a few pics to drive the message home a little bit, but instead of that, this is excellent blog. An excellent read. I’ll definitely be back.

    Thank you for the good writeup. It in fact was a amusement account it. Look advanced to more added agreeable from you! By the way, how can we communicate?

    Hello there, You’ve done a great job. I?ll certainly digg it and personally suggest to my friends. I am sure they’ll be benefited from this website.

    Magnificent beat ! I would like to apprentice while you amend your web site, how could i subscribe for a blog website? The account helped me a acceptable deal. I had been a little bit acquainted of this your broadcast provided bright clear idea

    I am extremely impressed with your writing skills as well as with the layout on your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself? Either way keep up the nice quality writing, it?s rare to see a great blog like this one these days..

    Pretty section of content. I just stumbled upon your blog and in accession capital to assert that I acquire actually enjoyed account your blog posts. Any way I?ll be subscribing to your feeds and even I achievement you access consistently fast.

    My brother suggested I might like this blog. He was totally right. This post truly made my day. You can not imagine simply how much time I had spent for this information! Thanks!

    I don?t even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was great. I do not know who you are but definitely you’re going to a famous blogger if you are not already ;) Cheers!

    Heya i?m for the first time here. I came across this board and I find It truly useful & it helped me out a lot. I hope to give something back and aid others like you helped me.

    I was suggested this website by my cousin. I am not sure whether this post is written by him as nobody else know such detailed about my difficulty. You are amazing! Thanks!

    Excellent blog here! Also your web site loads up very fast! What web host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host? I wish my web site loaded up as fast as yours lol

    Wow, superb blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you make blogging look easy. The overall look of your website is wonderful, let alone the content!

    I am not sure where you are getting your info, but great topic. I needs to spend some time learning more or understanding more. Thanks for great info I was looking for this information for my mission.

    You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be actually something that I think I would never understand. It seems too complex and extremely broad for me. I’m looking forward for your next post, I will try to get the hang of it!

    I have been browsing online more than 3 hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It?s pretty worth enough for me. In my opinion, if all webmasters and bloggers made good content as you did, the net will be much more useful than ever before.