Sexting Laws in New York
Sexting Laws in New York:
In 2011, New York lawmakers proposed a bill specifically for sexting. Under this bill, minors caught sexting sexual explicit images are provided with counseling and educational programs to teach them the huge consequences they shall face when the images are distributed to the community and the consequences of being charged under the child pornography laws.
Besides from counseling and educational programs, minors are not punished with jail time and are not required to register as sex offender.
As of yet, the new bill has not been signed in to law. As such, any person regardless of age caught sexting sexual explicit images are charged under the state’s child pornography laws. Under the child pornography laws, it is a felony, the individual is punished with prison time and must register as a sex offender.
- Charged with a felony.
- Up to 15 years in prison.
- Must register as a sex offender.