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Teen faces jail, lifetime stigma in US selfie porn case

Published on Jul 19, 2014 6:26 AM
 

WASHINGTON (AFP) - A teenager in Virginia faces four months in jail and a lifetime on a sex offender’s list for texting videos of his erect penis to his girlfriend, his lawyer said on Friday.

The 17-year-old from the Washington suburb of Manassas is accused by police of “manufacturing and distributing child pornography” – even if it’s selfie porn.

“It’s an outrageous case,” his lawyer Jessica Foster told AFP, adding that he could potentially wind up in jail until he turns 21 and indefinite registration as a sex offender.

The youth – due to appear August 1 in youth court – had “repeatedly” been told to stop sending “pornographic videos” to the 15-year-old girl, said Manassas City Police in a statement.

 
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