A bill to limit penalties for graphic pictures hits a snag.
Among the many new laws the Oregon Legislature is
considering this session, a revision to penalties for “sexting” between
teenagers is proving unexpectedly contentious.
Senate Bill 678 would
A pair of bills that would decrease the penalty for teenagers who "sext" got their first joint public hearing today in the Legislature, where lawmakers appear poised to add Oregon to the growing list of states that have lessened the punishment for "sexting." Senate Bills 677 and 678 offer two alternatives for making "sexting" among teenagers a misdemeanor rather than a felony. Today in Oregon, taking ...
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." ...
In response to last week’s cover story, “Sext Crimes,” WW readers have formed a Facebook group to raise money for Antjuanece Brown, the cover story subject who spent five weeks in the Washington County Jail on felony charges related to sexting. In November, Brown, 20, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge but still faces about $3,000 in court fees. Money raised will ...