Sexting Laws in Washington
Sexting Laws in Washington:
Washington does not yet have a law specifically for sexting. This means any person caught sexting sexual images is punished under the state’s child pornography laws.
Under Washington’s child pornography laws, any person regardless of age caught producing, possessing and/or distributing images and/or videos containing minors engaging in sexual explicit act is charged with a felony. If convicted, the individual shall face up to 10 years in prison time, up to $20,000 in fine and must register as a sex offender.
Exemption is not available for minors who sext sexual images to other minors. All minors are charged under the state’s child pornography laws if caught.
- Charged with a felony.
- Up to 10 years in prison.
- Up to $20,000 in fine.
- Must register as a sex offender.