Sexting teens need education, not jail, New York lawmakers say - BlogPost - The Washington Post
Obviously, Parry Aftab agrees. A year ago, during an appearance on the View with registered sex offender-classified Philip, from the MTV When Privates Go Public fame, Whoopi expressed her opinion about kids being charged under registered sex offender laws for being "teens." She and Parry hit it off and will be working on a public service campaign to try and educate teens about consequences and lawmakers and criminal justice professionals about different approaches to sexting cases and using prosecutorial discretion in the meantime. Whoopi says, "Charging teens with the same crimes as the real sex offenders who are raping and sexually exploiting our children cheapens the crime." No one could have said it better.