TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Legislation aimed at curtailing “sexting” by New Jersey teens will go before a state Assembly panel this week.
The measure, part of a three-bill package, would help juveniles avoid criminal prosecution for sending sexually explicit photographs via their cell phones.READ MORE: Bodycam Video Shows Moments Before NYPD Lieutenant Was Shot In Ankle Apprehending Suspect In The Bronx
Instead, they would have to attend a program where they would learn about the potential state and federal legal consequences and penalties for sexting, which technically amounts to distribution of child pornography.READ MORE: Police Arrest Boyfriend Of Woman Found Stabbed To Death On Long Island
Participants also would learn its personal costs–including the effect on relationships, school life and the loss future employment opportunities.
The Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on the measure Monday.MORE NEWS: Man Arrested In Connection To Fatal Shooting In Jersey City
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