Thursday, February 22, 2007

It's OK To Do, Just Don't Document It

What: Teenagers taking risque photos of themselves are prosecuted for violating child pornography laws.

When: Florida state appeals court rules on January 19.

Outcome: A 2-1 majority upholds conviction on grounds the girl produced a photograph featuring the sexual conduct of a child...

Some more background: Under a 1995 ruling in a case called B.B. v. State, the Florida Supreme Court said that a 16-year-old could not be found delinquent for having sex with another 16-year-old.

Read the whole thing.

3 comments:

Eric Warburg said...

Oh, come on. Those laws were meant to keep 45 year old men from taking pictures of 9 year old girls. Who cares if some a 16 year old girl sends a few pictures to her boyfriend?

Darren said...

Clearly.

Doug said...

ALMOST as stupid as this one: http://reason.com/brickbat/show/118753.html or http://www.denverpost.com/ci_4783650

Girl, 13, has sex with (and gets pregnant by) her 12 year old boyfriend. Both are charged and convicted for sex with a minor under 14, making them both victim AND offender. Ridiculous.