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Gumdrop Girl
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I have a question.

I was reading a Wall Street Journal article about parental control/screening software and mentioned was a dad who caught his teenaged daughter sending "inappropriate photos" of herself via email to friends.

Now, suppose the girl was 15, under the age of legality as far as posing in pornography goes. If she emails nude or sexually explicit photographs of herself to people or posts them on the internet, can *she* theoretically be charged with distributing child pornography or be charged with possession of child pornography (presumably she'd got the pix stored on a disk somewhere)? Are there any big legal potholes she could face?

According to the experts, I am some species of badass.

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As I understand the law, yes, she could be charged with both os those things, and/or, her parents could be charged with them or negligence.

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