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Teens and Children Can Get Into Big Trouble Posting Improper (Nude Photos) On the Internet

By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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In Pennsylvania and other States, children are often times the victims of child predators who molest them, photograph them, and video tape them. Local, State, and Federal authorities have been successful to some extent in catching these predators and prosecuting them for the heinous crimes. What happens if a child decides to post a photo of himself or herself on line? Regardless of the person who does the posting, it is still child pornography and the dissemination of child pornography which is a crime. In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, it was reported that a 15 year old girl was arrested by authorities for these very acts of taking nude photographs of herself and then posting the photographs on line. Children (including teens) often lack good judgment and really do not understand or appreciate the repercussions of their actions. Whether photographs are sent to one person or many, posted on Facebook, posted in a chat room, or elsewhere on line, there are many problems (both legal and moral) with the posting of nude photos of children on line. You can read more about this story at Teen Girl Charged with Posting Nude Photos on the Internet.