Sexting Laws in South Dakota
Sexting Laws in South Dakota:
In South Dakota, teens found sexting sexual images are charged under the state’s child pornography laws.
Previously, South Dakota lawmakers proposed a sexting bill to lessen the charge from having to register as a sex offender to just completing a diversion program. Once the program is completed, the case is dropped.
Under this diversion program, teens are placed in educational classes to educate them about the potential consequences of sending their nude pics around. Teens are also required to perform community service.
Unfortunately, the proposed bill has not been signed into law. Until another bill is passed, teens caught sexting are charged with a felony and must register as a sex offender.
- Charged with a felony.
- Up to 10 years in prison.
- Up to $20,000 in fine.
- Registration as a sex offender.