COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A House subcommittee on Wednesday is planning to debate proposed
legislation that would make it illegal for juveniles ages 12
through 17 to knowingly transmit sexually explicit photos.
Offenders would face up to a $100 fine and be required to
complete an educational program. Currently, a minor could be
prosecuted for a felony crime for disseminating sexually explicit
Rep. Joan Brady originally introduced the bill last year. The Columbia Republican said she hoped the bill would educate parents to the problem and help teens understand the negative emotional repercussions of messages that can sometimes constitute cyber bullying.
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