Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Six Boys Ages 12-14 Charged with Child Porn : Cape youths face charges for 'sexting'.

Falmouth, MA - Six middle school students could face child pornography charges after snapping a photo of a nude female classmate and distributing it through their cell phones, a practice known as "sexting," according to police.

The group of six boys, ages 12 to 14, were not arrested, police said, but will be summonsed to Falmouth District Court. The charges vary depending on the individual but include possessing or exhibiting a photograph of a child in a sexual act, distributing material of a child in a sexual act, and possession of child pornography — all felony charges.

(If charged, these boys could face life-long sex offender registration under the SORNA provisions of the Adam Walsh Act.)