Del. Luke Clippinger (D-Baltimore County) emphasized his support for legislation that would in certain circumstances provide an alternative to criminal penalties for juveniles who are close in age and who send sexually explicit images of themselves via text. It is a felony to possess or distribute sexually explicit images of minors. And doing so can land anyone, even teenagers sharing such images between themselves-on the sex offender registry or in jail.
Clippinger: Juveniles engaged in sexting do not belong in the criminal justice system
March 26, 2021