NJ gov signs 'sexting' legislation
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - September 27, 2011 (WPVI) -- New Jersey teenagers caught texting sexually explicit photos or posting them online can avoid prosecution under a new law Gov. Chris Christie signed this week.
The law targets "sexting," the practice of sending explicit photos by cell phone, email or Internet posts. The nationwide problem has confounded parents, schools and police.
The bill gives first-time offenders the chance to complete an education program.
Lawmakers took up the issue after a 14-year-old girl allegedly uploaded nude pictures of herself and was arrested on child pornography charges last summer. She eventually received probation and court-ordered counseling
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