South Florida Criminal Attorneys Discuss Consequences of Sexting

texting.jpgUntil recently, nobody had heard the term “sexting.” But this activity, meaning texting sexual photos or messages, can have an all too real impact on teens. Take 20-year-old Phillip Alpert, who was an 18-year-old living in Florida when he forwarded photos of his ex-girlfriend to get her attention.

Alpert was arrested on child-pornography charges, given five years’ probation, and forced to register as a sex offender. He is also required to attend weekly sex-offender re-education classes for the duration of his probation. In sexting cases between two underage parties, the teens can feel like both perpetrator and victim, and the consequences can be life-altering, as Alpert’s case demonstrates.

Alpert’s lawyer took on the case as a pro bono project, partly to educate others on the serious consequences of sexting.

Source: Sexting Leads To Teen Having To Register As A Sex Offender, MTV.com, February 11, 2010
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