Found 27th Mar 2009
A 14-year-old girl has been accused of child pornography for posting nearly 30 explicit nude pictures of herself on MySpace.
The charges could force the teenager from New Jersey, US, to register as a sex offender, if convicted.

Her arrest came as prosecutors across America pursue child pornography cases over kids sending naked photographs to one another by mobile phone and emails.

Social networking website MySpace would not comment on the New Jersey investigation, but the company has a team that reviews its network for inappropriate images.

Police arrested the girl after a tip-off from America's National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children.

Passaic County sheriff's spokesman Bill Maer said: "We consider this case a wake-up call to parents."

The girl posted the photos because "she wanted her boyfriend to see them," he said.

The teen was charged with possession of child pornography and distribution of child pornography.

She was released to her mother's custody.

If convicted of the distribution charge, she would be forced to register with the state as a sex offender under Megan's Law, said state Attorney-General Anne Milgram.

She also could face up to 17 years in jail, though such a stiff sentence is unlikely.

Some - including the New Jersey mother behind the creation of Megan's Law - criticised the trend of prosecuting teens who send racy text messages or post illicit photos of themselves.

Maureen Kanka's daughter Megan became the law's namesake after the seven-year-old was raped and killed in 1994 by a twice-convicted sex offender.

She said: "(The 14-year-old) should have an intervention and counselling, because the only person she exploited was herself."

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The teen was charged with possession of child pornography and distribution of child pornography

I don't understand why she was charged. The pics were of herself, right?

In no way do i think its right, but I don't see why she was charged??

Evn more worrying from a mums point of view is the fact that this child is showing knowledge and interest in sexual activities that are generally far beyond her age group. This is usually a sign of abuse. If I was her mother I'd be having some really serious conversations with that young lady.

Makes me wonder why there seems less interest in protecting her than in prosecuting her. Awful treatment of an obviously vulnerable child, all round.

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Evn more worrying from a mums point of view is the fact that this child … Evn more worrying from a mums point of view is the fact that this child is showing knowledge and interest in sexual activities that are generally far beyond her age group. This is usually a sign of abuse. If I was her mother I'd be having some really serious conversations with that young lady.Makes me wonder why there seems less interest in protecting her than in prosecuting her. Awful treatment of an obviously vulnerable child, all round.


agreed!very well said!x
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