Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Bill would let 'sexting' NJ teens avoid charges

Bill would let 'sexting' NJ teens avoid charges: "Bill would let 'sexting' NJ teens avoid charges
By ANGELA DELLI SANTI
The Associated Press
Monday, January 24, 2011; 3:44 PM

TRENTON, N.J. -- New Jersey teenagers caught texting or posting sexually explicit photos online could avoid prosecution under a measure that would give first-time offenders the chance to complete a diversionary program.

State Assemblywoman Pam Lampitt of Camden, who is sponsoring the bill, said it's important to teach teens the potential consequences of their actions without saddling them with a permanent criminal record."

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