In Florida, a minor can’t be prosecuted for having sex with another minor. So if you are the 16-year-old girl and the 17-year-old boy who engaged in “sexual behavior” (it’s not described beyond that), you won’t get in trouble, right? Wrong! And you won’t believe what they got busted for.
It all started when they took digital photographs of themselves engaging in “sexual behavior.” They then sent the photographs from the girl’s computer to the boy’s e-mail account. They didn’t show the photographs to anyone. Still wondering why they got busted? For violating Florida’s child pornography law! And they are the “children!” Per Cnet news.com:
Each was charged with producing, directing or promoting a photograph featuring the sexual conduct of a child. Based on the contents of his e-mail account, the boy was charged with an extra count of possession of child pornography.
Were they convicted? She pleaded “no contest,” and he was convicted. They both appealed and … lost, 2-1! Click here for the source of this story,and more information, including excerpts from the majority opinion and the dissent.