NJ bill lets ‘sexting’ teens avoid charges

Vince Coglianese Contributor

Teenagers who text or e-mail nude or suggestive photos to one another or post them online would be able to avoid prosecution as sex offenders under a bill approved unanimously Monday by the New Jersey Assembly.

The bill addresses the growing teen pastime of “sexting” and allows minors caught doing it for the first time to complete a diversionary program rather than get saddled with a criminal record that could keep them from entering college or getting a job. Assemblywoman Pam Lampitt of Camden County, who sponsored the bill, said such prosecutions can unnecessarily clog the courts.

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