SC lawmakers slated to debate anti-sexting bill

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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