TEENS AND SEXTING: SHOULD THEY BE TREATED AS SEX OFFENDERS?
Sexting Case Highlights Quandary Over Child Porn Laws
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — When authorities discovered that a high school couple had sent each other nude selfies, the two 16-year-olds were plunged into a legal morass with the potential to be branded sex offenders for life.
The Fayetteville teens were accused of being both the victims of child pornography and the perpetrators of the crime. And under a quirk in the law, the legal system treated them as adults for purposes of prosecuting them, but also considered them minors by deeming their selfies child pornography.
Cleveland Police Dispatcher in Tamir Rice Case Resigns
Months after Tamir Rice was fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer, the dispatcher in the case, who alerted authorities that a male outside a recreation center had a gun, has resigned.
WKYC-TV reports that Cleveland Police Dispatcher Beth Mandl failed to tell police that the person who called 911 about Rice thought that the gun Rice was holding might be fake.