Although I am a new member, I have 2 daughters and I believe this gives me a little insight to this issue. (I'm Canadian, so that might play a bit on
This is a stupid law. At 15, many of us were far more interested in sex than we were in school, sports or other hobbies. So naturally if we had camera
phones available to us at that age we would probably have used them in this fashion.
To have a girl like this face 10 years for exploiting herself, is just inane. If the pictures she sent were to people within a year or two of her own
age, this should be chocked up to curiosity, perhaps an attention grab, but hardly a criminal offense.
There are good reasons to have laws that protect the young from being exploited by beings that are aware of the ramifications and damage this
exploitation can cause to a young persons life. This instance is an abuse of those laws.
She should probably be grounded, have her phone taken away and be subject to some discussions with her parents as to why this can harm her future.
Based on the information we have about this case, I would not suggest she would be considered the sexual predator that these laws were intended to
protect the children from.
Thanks for reading.
ps. in many States and Canada it is currently against the law to perform oral sex on your partner. I would bet that many reading this would be
considered criminals for just this point