【TOMO雙語爆】未成年情侶互傳私密照 遭起訴

出版時間:2015/09/22 15:24

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一對北卡羅萊納州的青少年情侶互傳自拍私密照,竟被視同成人犯罪,遭起訴。

17歲的Cormega Copening跟他女友Brianna Denison被發現手機內存有他們倆互傳給對方的裸照。當時警方正在他們校內,搜查未成年色情照。

這對情侶因為互傳自拍的「未成年色情照」,而被視同成人犯罪,遭起訴。

為了避免最多十年的刑期,且被登記為性犯罪者,他們兩人都選擇進行認罪協商。

他們是兩情相悅地傳私密照給對方,並沒有給第三者看過。

根據北卡羅萊納州法律,16歲便可進行雙方同意的性行為,但持有18歲以下未成年人的裸照卻違法,連自己的自拍照也不例外。

兒童色情法自1983年開始實施,不過美國有20個州已立法保障未成年情侶,在雙方同意之下互傳私密照,又稱「羅密歐與茱麗葉法」。

Denison經認罪協商後,被處一年不得持有手機,並罰款200美元。

推特用戶Tim Cushing留言表示:「連在雙方同意下傳私密簡訊,政府都會來找你的碴。」

另一位用戶Lee Branden表示:「這簡直瘋了。我們需要修法,司法體系應該知道什麼叫常識。」


英文原文:


A teenage couple from Fayetteville, North Carolina were charged as adults for sexting each other.

Cormega Copening and his girlfriend Brianna Denison, who were both 16 at the time, were found to have naked pictures that they sent to each other, while police were investigating the case of sexual pictures of minors being distributed at their school.

The couple were charged as adults for sharing naked pictures of themselves as minors, get it? 

They both took plea deals to avoid up to 10 years of jail time and registering as sex offenders, for taking inappropriate pictures that they consensually shared with each other and no one else.

According to North Carolina law, 16 is the age of consent for sex, but taking nude pictures of anyone under 18, even if it’s of yourself, is illegal.

Although laws about child porn have been on the books since 1983, 20 states have enacted legislation to cover pictures taken and shared consensually between underage couples, known as Romeo and Juliet laws.

Denison’s plea deal resulted in her being banned from having a cell phone for a year and having to pay a $200.

Twitter user Tim Cushing commented on the case saying: “Engage in consensual sexting and the government will tell you how to live your life.”

While Lee Branden tweeted: “These laws are crazy. They need much amending and common f** sense from the judicial system.”




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