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Sunday, June 4, 2017
The House voted to send teens who sext to prison for 15 years
I lost my virginity before I turned 18. This is not unusual for
millions of young Americans. It was the early 1990s, so I didn’t have a
smartphone at the time, but if I had, there’s a good chance that at 15
or 16 or 17 years old I might have sent or received a sexually explicit
photo. I could definitely see myself asking my then girlfriend for such
photos – who was a year older than me but still a minor – and could also
see many other teenage boys doing the same in any era.
But now, in the name of fighting child pornography – obviously a
laudable goal – the U.S. House of Representatives has voted to mandate a
15-year mandatory minimum sentence for anyone who shares sexually
explicit photos of minors, including minors.