Only in America: an Indiscreet Selfie Can Put A Kid in Prison

Roberts, Paul Craig
Date Written:  2016-03-01
Publisher:  CounterPunch
Year Published:  2016
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX19168

Did you know that if you are an American under 18 years old and you use your cell phone to send a nude "selfie" of yourself to a friend, you can be convicted of manufacturing and distributing "child pornography" and sent to prison? This is how expansively prosecutors, whose main purpose in life is to ruin as many people as possible, interpret laws passed to protect children from sexual exploitation.

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