Florida’s new teen ‘sexting’ law now in effect

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A new teen sexting law now in effect carries lighter penalties for first offenders — but can still brand a convicted teenager with sex offender status for life.

The new state law reduces the punishment for the first conviction to a non-criminal offense, $60 fine, and eight hours of community service.

The second offense results in a first-degree misdemeanor, while the third offense remains a felony child porn conviction with permanent sex offender status.

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