1 in 7 Teens Are “Sexting,” Says New Research
Amended by: Acts80th Leg. Amended by: Acts83rd Leg. Amended by Acts66th Leg. Text of subsection as sextjng by Acts85th Leg.
Amended by: Acts85th Leg. Acts86th Leg. In this subchapter: 1 on 1 sexting "Access software provider" means a provider of software, including client or server software, or enabling tools that perform one or more of the following functions: A filter, screen, allow, or disallow content; B select, analyze, or digest sexing or C transmit, receive, display, forward, cache, search, subset, organize, reorganize, or translate content.
Are there any legal repercussions for teenagers who are caught "sexting"?
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Amended by Acts64th Leg. Reenacted and amended by Acts85th Leg. Teenage violators, however, are generally prosecuted through the juvenile justice system, thus receiving punishments appropriate for juvenile delinquents. Depending on the circumstances, sextung situations may fall under the adult child pornography laws, which are felony crimes.
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For purposes of enhancement of penalties under this section or Subchapter D, Chapter 12a defendant is ly convicted of an offense under 1 on 1 sexting section if the defendant was adjudged guilty of the offense or entered a plea of guilty or nolo contendere in return for a grant of deferred adjudication, regardless of whether the sentence for the offense was ever imposed or whether the sentence was probated and the defendant was subsequently discharged from community supervision. Added by Acts69th Leg.
This may include, among other things, a warning, fine, probation, or commitment to Department of Children and Families custody for up to 18 months with a possible extension. The sexting law does not address situations in which the 1 onn transmitted from the sender to the recipient is subsequently sent by the recipient to a larger audience or 2 sender or recipient's age is outside of the ranges provided above.
Added by Acts82nd Leg. Added by Acts86th Leg.
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Amended by: Acts86th Leg. Added by Acts65th Leg. Added by Acts70th Leg.
TITLE 9. Amended by Acts73rd Leg. Amended by: Acts81st Leg.
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September 1, A teenager breaks this law if he or she is 1 age 13 to 15 and knowingly and voluntarily sends an image of him or herself that is considered child pornography using an electronic communication device or 2 age 13 to 17 and knowingly possesses this image. May 27, ; Acts73rd Leg. Amended by Acts71st Leg. Amended by: Acts82nd Leg.
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Added by Acts78th Leg. June 10, A parent or legal guardian or custodian of younger than 18 years of age commits an offense if he consents to the participation by the child in a sexual performance.
Text of subsection as amended by Acts85th Leg. Acts83rd Leg.
Acts63rd Leg. Acts82nd Leg.
Added by Acts85th Leg. Amended by Acts65th Leg. Acts85th Leg.