Sexting Laws in Pennsylvania
Sexting Laws in Pennsylvania:
Pennsylvania lawmakers have proposed a sexting bill to make sexting sexual images a crime. Under this bill, first offense minor is not punished and won’t have the crime in his/her record but the individual must forfeit his/her phone. The individual is also not required to register as a sex offender.
Until the bill is signed into law, a minor caught sexting sexual images is charged under the state’s child pornography laws.
These laws a very strict. The individual would face felony charges which include prison time, fine and must register as a sex offender.
- Under the proposed bill, a minor is not punished with prison time and is not required to register as a sex offender but he/she must forfeit his/her phone.
- Under the state’s child pornography laws: up to $25,000 in fine, up to 25 years in prison and must register as a sex offender.