Sexting Laws in Illinois
Sexting Laws in Illinois:
Illinois is one of the earliest states that created laws specifically for sexting. Back in 2010, recognizing the growing trend of sexting between minors and that minors do not deserve to be punished under the child pornography laws, Illinois lawmakers passed laws specifically for sexting between minors.
Under the new sexting laws, minors caught sexting images containing sexual activity with other minors face a misdemeanor punishable with counseling and/or community service. Minors are not required to register as a sex offender.
Adults who are over 18 years of age sext with minors are charged under the old child pornography laws which include fines, jail time and registration as a sex offender.
- Counseling and/or community service.
- Not required to register as a sex offender.
- Must disclose when apply for schools or jobs.