Finally, registered sex offenders may be banned from certain jobs such as teaching or even from living near a park or playground. Unfortunately, that's the Kafka-esque nightmare in which Fayetteville-area high schooler Cormega Copening finds himself after exchanging private nude photos with his girlfriend—with whom he is legally allowed to have sex, but not to sext. Second, an adult who sends a nude or sexual photo of him or herself to a child could also be convicted of a crime. Like the girl whose fully naked likeness landed in Rachel's inbox a few years back. Similarly, in many states it is also a crime to ask a child under the age of 18 to share a nude photo of him or herself this is sometimes called child enticement — even if the child is really a law enforcement officer posing as a child as part of a sting operation.
For example, a school teacher who sends a photo of his genitals to a students could be convicted of disseminating obscenity.
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Formula 2: In some states, these crimes are misdemeanors punishable in most states by up to one year in jail. In some states, the information on this website may be considered a lawyer referral service. In many states, it is illegal to share with children anything obscene or sexual in nature. I wrote about Copening's story on Tuesday.