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b2ap3_thumbnail_teen-sexting.jpgSexting means sending sexually explicit images, specifically through electronic means. Generally, consenting adults are free to send sexually explicit images of themselves or other adults. But when teenagers sext, they commit a criminal offense. This is because they are exchanging sexually explicit photos of children.

States treat sexting differently; some punish it under child pornography laws, while others have specific sexting laws. In Illinois, juveniles who engage in sexting are subject to juvenile prosecution. This means that they are subject to less harsh penalties than they would be if convicted under child pornography laws. But there are several statutes that are relevant to sexting in Illinois.

Electronic Dissemination of Indecent Visual Depictions

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