State Lawmakers Introduce Two Bills to Reduce Punishment for Sexting Teens

Sext Crimes

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 The Oregon Senate Judiciary Committee has introduced two bills that would, under certain circumstances, lessen the punishment of teenagers younger than 18 who "sext." This December cover story describes how Oregon law says teens who exchange sexually explicit images through cellphones or other electronic means can be prosecuted for "use of a child in the display of sexually explicit conduct." ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

Study: Gay Teens More Likely to Face Stricter Punishments


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Gay teens, particularly young lesbians, are more likely than their straight peers to get expelled from school, arrested and convicted of adult crimes, according to a new study published in Pediatrics by researchers at Yale University. Those surprising results published in the American Academy of Pediatrics' journal were featured today in a story in The Washington Post that said: [F]or ...   More
 
Monday, December 6, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

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