14-Year-Old Girl Faces 17 Years for Photographing Self

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A 14-year-old girl who took naked pictures of herself for her boyfriend’s entertainment and posted them on her MySpace profile faces charges of possessing and disseminating child pornography, with a maximum sentence of 17-years. If convicted, the young predator also faces a lifetime of discrimination as a registered sex offender, along with rapists and pederasts.

This is apparently only one of many such incidents, with authorities now keenly launching a nationwide crackdown on the depraved actions of child-paedophiles, lest a plague of self-exploiting children predate upon themselves.

The girl seemingly wished to provide an erotic spectacle for her boyfriend (who was apparently fortunate enough to avoid seeing the images and so face charges himself), and so she took 30 pictures of herself in a state of undress, described by authorities as “very explicit.” She placed these on her MySpace profile page for his pleasure.

The scurrilous images soon came to the attention of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, who rushed to inform state police of the danger this paedophile posed to herself.

Police quickly served an arrest warrant on the girl child abuser, charging her with possession and distribution of child pornography. Though potentially a dangerous sex offender, they released her back into her mother’s custody.

In the event of her conviction, the girl will be forced to register alongside other perverts as a sex offender on the state’s register, as mandated by “Megan’s Law”, a law designed to ensure those who vile reprobates who so much as look askance at a child are denied normal lives in perpetuity.

The maximum sentence of 17 years in jail may be avoided as the young child pornographer may secure leniency, but there is not talk of dropping the charges.

The lady responsible for the creation of Megan’s Law is uncomfortable to see it exercised in this way; she seems to think prosecuting children for taking risqué photos of themselves is an inappropriate application of the law:

“This shouldn’t fall under Megan’s Law in any way, shape or form. She should have an intervention and counseling, because the only person she exploited was herself.”

The recent concern to hunt down the self-exploiting children who despicably take pictures of themselves for the titillation of themselves and their friends has been felt throughout the US.

Prosecutions in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, North Dakota, Ohio, Utah, Vermont, Virginia and Wisconsin have been attempted in order to stamp out these child-run child pornography rings.

A recent case in Pennsylvania, where three girls took nude pictures of themselves, is a case in point. There the perpetrators also face significant sanction.

This case is however notable in that it is apparently the first to involve online social networking services.

Parents are warned to keep an eye on their children’s online activities lest they too turn into child paedophiles, the attorney general having this to say:

“Unfortunately, youth don’t have the same judgment as adults, and often adults don’t have the same technical savvy as the youth.”

Of course, this lack of judgment is no excuse for them not to be properly tried for their wickedness.

Via SFGate.

Protecting children from exploiting and predating upon themselves is clearly a matter of nationwide concern in the US, one of the least safe places to be a child in the developed world, despite having done more than any other nation to ensure children remain asexual until the age of 18.


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    Comment by Anonymous
    06:53 29/03/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Well my country isn't perfect, that's for sure. This is an example of the American lock-em-up mentality. The idea is throwing people in jail is the answer to all social problems.

    Calculated as a percentage of the population, the United States has the highest rate of incarceration in the world by a HUGE margin. The next highest is Russia, which is almost half the number, then South Africa which is about 1/4 the number. After that no country even comes close, and the average for the EU is about 8 TIMES less than the U.S.

    Comment by voidn
    23:34 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    In the spirit of "victims don't have to exist" war against drawn "child porn", featuring imaginary characters, it's only right and fitting that this girl is locked up and the keys are thrown away.

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    Comment by iPood
    23:35 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    God Bless Amerikkka, get out while you still can before that country declines even further.
    We used to joke "The FBI is watching you masturbate.", but it's reality.
    It's a police state, it's constant surveillance, it's indoctrination, it's censoring freedom of speech, it's mass media control. No, it's a dictatorship.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:39 01/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    So if i would be 14 and i would take photos of myself, i consider first that there are people retarded enough to throw me into jail for such things.

    Human kind is depressingly dumb.
    Evolve already for god's sake and let me take pictures of nude self!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:16 31/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    She should sue the state for mental distress, and unreasonable prison conditions. The thought of those bastards forcing the victim of a sex offense to be locked in the same cell as her offender. She's also totally screwed if there is any sort of automatic restraining order. She'd be locked up for life since she has the audacity to flagrantly violate the restraining order every chance she has.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:21 02/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's what she gets for being a slut.

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    Comment by paul
    08:55 03/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i want to see the pics

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:31 03/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    who gives a shit? Why is it such a big deal? Drug pushers do less time!

    Really guys do your jobs and set up more speed traps to stop those speeders and seat belt violators. Those are the real crminals.

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    Comment by Aeromax
    17:21 29/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh fuck, this morning I accidentally saw my wang in the shower. I'm going to jail.

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    Comment by metatron
    22:19 29/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    imprisoning a 14 year old girl for making a wrong judgment is a bit harsh...

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    Comment by Azure_Madness
    12:52 29/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hot damn this is messed up! XDDD I should be charged with sexually assualting myself as well then! XDD

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:18 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dear Sankaku - I too am a victim of child self-predation. How dare you mock us! We are _hurt_ and _scarred_ individuals! My life will never be the same since I sexually abused myself.

    Comment by DuelistVash
    09:14 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    So does this mean that in the US if your under 18 and look at yourself while naked you're a peadophile?

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    Comment by Chris
    10:25 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    No. Although if you're pre-pubescent and you look at yourself naked, probably.

    Post-pubescent, you're an ephebophile. Since you know, being naked is sexual under every single circumstance.

    And sex is bad.

    Comment by LoliHat
    09:21 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If adults can't take those kinds of photos, then why should minors be allowed to? The punishment is way to harsh, but if minors can do it, then how would the photographer being an adult we worse, all else equal?

    Comment by Dai
    09:32 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    hahahaha, fucking myspace =D

    real villains in the story are the children themselves, the plot thickens

    seriously though

    1) sentence is kind of harsh

    2) who the hell puts something so screwed up in myspace out in the full open?

    3) first time the guy gets away with it lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:36 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "...provide an erotic spectacle for her boyfriend (who was apparently fortunate enough to avoid seeing the images and so face charges himself)..."

    what?!

    he DIDNT see the pics and is still facing charges? typo?

    anyways this bitch is an idiot, put her in juvie and teach her a lesson

    Comment by Junkujanai
    09:45 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    No. “…provide an erotic spectacle for her boyfriend (who was apparently fortunate enough to avoid seeing the images and so face charges himself)…" would still mean that the guy avoids charges.

    “…provide an erotic spectacle for her boyfriend (who was apparently fortunate enough to avoid seeing the images and so faceD charges himself)…" Would mean that he faces charges.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:08 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The states with lower ages of consent must have smarter children in them.
    Because it really is a genuine measure of how well these teenagers can judge what to do with their body.
    Completely, totally and utterly genuine.

    Comment by butok
    11:33 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol such nice gf =.= tak nude pic of herself for bf

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    Comment by Doriinatrix
    12:10 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just ridiculous

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    Comment by C27
    11:16 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    At least we can take comfort that those people who loathe and fear sex will eventually be out-bred by those of us who love it.

    Every time I read US news, I want a revolution just a little more.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:08 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    From what I hear, she is being represented by the ACLU because they thing the whole thing is freaking stupid. I agree.

    Comment by lordchair
    10:43 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    So she's a sexual predator and porn distributor for taking nude pictures of herself.....

    What happens, then, when she masturbates? Does that make her a child molester, too? A child rapist?

    How much hard time would they make her do then?

    I mean, really. Just extend their logic a little bit farther.

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    Comment by iPood
    23:38 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Unless they put a stop to this kind of reasoning, which they won't, I wouldn't be surprised if we saw a case like that within a year.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:54 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It was stupid of her to put naked photos of herself on Myspace. It's also stupid that she may be registered as a sex offender for this. Matters like this should be left for the girl to handle. She's in her youth and has a boyfriend, it's not a big surprise she'd do something like this.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:01 04/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    LMAO the world is just getting dumber and dumber. I mean really how the hell are you a sex offender by posting pictures of yourself......thats just god damn retarded, hell I might as well beat myself up and sue myself.........stupid fucktarded goverments.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:33 20/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ..you'd get placed in a mental institution because you pose danger to yourself :D

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:25 29/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    the law sucks

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:25 07/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    no shit sherlock its total bullshit

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:49 05/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    so there is no regard for other kids seeing this stuff on the american moron's myspace page?

    no regard for these pics possibly being taken and sold, perhaps by someone else, perhaps by the american 14 yr old moron?

    no regard for the many ways these could cause harm.

    ignorance of the law is never an excuse.

    Apparently most american kids think this is no big deal. wow. the USA is really in the toilet.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:28 14/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I disagree the law is flawed the child made a mistake as all children do. They should receive help and counseling not to be put in jail and be registered as a sex offender.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:03 10/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Girls at my school do this, all you have to do is sit on the bus and people will bluetooth them to everyone.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:24 26/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Another victim of Darwin's Law, I mean seriously, who the f@$% posts nude pictures on a PUBLIC site. Also it's not that she posted them on the internet anonymously, it is in a profile page with her NAME, AGE, and where she lives, at least the guys on /b/ remain anons. Look at it this way, if she didn't get caught by the cops maybe all those MySpacer's would have made fun of her and next thing you know, suicide. It is quite possible. Maybe I'm just exaggerating but still, idiot is all that I have to say.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:15 13/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    =.=
    We should get evry child in the US to start doing this
    After a week, im pretty sure someone will realize that somethings wrong
    or not, the gov't might just be like
    OMG YES NO MORE KIDS SO NO MORE PEDOS

    lol jk, but i think the girls a moron and so's the gov't points been noted enough, so i will definitely not call the girl a moron and the gov't one to......
    nope

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:08 31/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Megan's Law was put in place by the actions of Maureen Kanka, a woman who doesn't give a shit about anyone's children but the one she doesn't have...and "Megan's Law" would not have saved Megan Kanka. The Kanka family was the ONLY family on that street that DID NOT know a sexual offender lived very close to them, so if they were that ignorant in the first place, how would the sex offender registry have helped? I'd go a step further and say that there should not be ANY publicly accessible criminal registries. Law enforcement needs to know, but the public at large has proven time and again that they are not mature enough to use that information appropriately. The privilege of public crime registries should be taken away immediately.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:20 19/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is so retarded. I wrote a song, just for america

    And I'm proud to be an american
    where at least I know I'm dumb
    and conviniently forget the men who died
    who protect my liberties
    and I gladly sit down
    next to you
    and criticize you for being to close
    All I can say is I love this land (love this land)
    Money Bless the USA!

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:03 25/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    pix or it didnt happen.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:44 05/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I it even POSSIBLE to exploit and predate yourself?

    The lunatics are truly running the asylum!

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:35 21/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    From the article: >one of the least safe places to be a child in the developed world,

    More like >one of the least safe places to be in the world.
    Am I right?
    As a US resident, I am appalled at the idiotic policies that get enacted, and I am embarrassed by how easily the general population is brainwashed by Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt.
    For the sake of little green apples, come ON people - learn to use your brains, rather than blindly following.

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    Comment by kenshinflyer
    01:28 13/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    *quadruple quadruple quadruple quadruple facepalm* What manner of stupidity is this?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:40 17/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm 14. If I posted nude pics of myself, it'd be possession/distribution child pornography.
    So by that logic...
    When I masturbate, I am sexually abusing a minor.
    If I self-harm (I don't) in anyway, I am causing bodily harm with intent.
    When I watch pornography, I am corrupting a minor.
    If I were to become a prostitute, not only would I be charged with prostitution, I'd also be charged with corruption of a minor, sexual exploitation and abuse of a minor and child prostitution.

    Yet only the first is true. This is complete crap. If there were a hypothetical case where a girl sends nude pics to her boyfriend, they break up and he uses them as blackmail, he should be charged with emotional abuse. Not because it was ~omgchildporn~ but because, well, he's emotionally abusing her. If he stripped her and took the pictures, then it'd be sexual abuse. If she took the pictures of her own will and sent them of her own will, there is no victim, no abuse, no pain.

    The only problem I see with changing the law to allow consensual nude images shared privately between minors would be that it'd be hard to tell if it's consensual. The receiver of the images could force the sender to take and send the pics, and then when questioned, the receiver could blackmail/abuse/threaten the sender to make sure that they say it's consensual, but something tells me that this wouldn't be done often.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:21 10/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    No pwnage like self-pwnage.

    Comment by bobo
    17:29 28/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is not the first or last time this will happen.

    She is 14! A kid still. She shouldn't have (A) made the photos (B) Made the For anyone (C) Posted them on the internet.

    She made this mistake because she is a *KID*. No charges should be brought against her. But requirements for sexual ED / safety.

    She was more endangering herself than anyone else.

    There is a HUGE difference from a KID doing something stupid and some 50yr old man taking photos of a 14yr old girl as well as posting them. DUH

    Wish her luck.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:43 14/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    God this no sex stuff in the US is running so unbelievably ridiculous.
    It's a bizarre situation and I fear it might actually screw some people up who are growing up trying to explore and develop their own identities.

    Comment by susume
    03:42 19/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Children should have laws in place to secure their physical and mental safety. However using laws to protect children against these same children is fuking retarded and hypocritical.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:40 20/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    “This shouldn’t fall under Megan’s Law in any way, shape or form. She should have an intervention and counseling, because the only person she exploited was herself.

    nuff said

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    Comment by Pentence
    17:14 09/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Maybe this should oh i dont know be a sign to the masses in the US. Fact is children have sex drives too *gasp* so shocking is it not?! Also girls can get pregnat at much younger than 16 and up! Infact many girls express sexual tendencies before haveing their first period!?!

    People get the fuck over it fact is this is just a serious wake up call. Some girls feel liberated by these sorts of things. Some also feel sexy when doing this they want to feel sexy so the fuck what else is new. Give em a old fashioned sit n talk and also parents AND authorities realize that this is not that bad.

    Maybe when we get over this kinda shit the world will be a much more pleasent place.

    Comment by Jammy
    09:36 20/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    How the heck is this advancing the course of freedom? So the American justice people are too chicken to take on their wildly corrupt business leaders so instead they take it out on a 14 y.o. girl? I think it's rather a good idea to take erotic photos of yourself and post them to your partner! I did.. at a younger age than 14 - btw age of consent in Germany is 14, lower in some countries, kinda think it's up to the individuals concerned. Are you not allowed to enjoy your body until a certain arbitrary age depending on where you're born? Sorry, my mistake, Christianity means you're supposed to feel "guilty" about physical pleasures! How messed up is that?!

    Comment by anon
    04:45 16/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    How the hell is she a "pedophile?"







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