The charges were later downgraded to misdemeanors. The court ruled that the statutory language allowed the charges, and deferred to the way the Legislature has written the law. In fact, the friends and classmates who received the picture can be convicted of felonies, too, even if they never asked for the picture to be sent to them.
Sending a naked selfie can be a criminal offence Ч but not many teenagers know this
Sexting has led to criminal prosecution along with classification as a sex offender for some young people. Teens should understand that messages, pictures, or videos sent via the Internet or smartphones are never truly private or anonymous.