NJ gov signs 'sexting' legislation

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - September 27, 2011

The law targets "sexting," the practice of sending explicit photos by cell phone, email or Internet posts. The nationwide problem has confounded parents, schools and police.

The bill gives first-time offenders the chance to complete an education program.

Lawmakers took up the issue after a 14-year-old girl allegedly uploaded nude pictures of herself and was arrested on child pornography charges last summer. She eventually received probation and court-ordered counseling

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