Sending photographs of a sexual nature via the cellular phone or computer is considered sexting, and can have huge consequences for minors. As the sexting law stands now, minors caught electronically distributing photographs that are sexual in nature are considered to be in promotion of Child Pornography. Child Pornography laws are harsh and include mandatory registration as a sex offender.
- Teens or minors involved in sexting can be taken into custody by law enforcement
- Minors can be required to appear before a judge, as well as court supervision, counseling and community service
- A judge could also restrict cell phone use for offenders, and save them from being labeled as sex offenders for the rest of their lives