Six Pennsylvania teens were recently arrested on child porn charges that stemmed from the teens texting or "sexting" nude photos of themselves to each other. The boys involved were 16 and 17; the girls were all 14 and 15.
If found guilty, the high schoolers would have to register as sexual offenders for at least 10 years.
The question is this: Are child porn charges against teenagers who, at worst, were exploiting only themselves, overkill? Or are these charges necessary to set a harsh example and send a message to other teens who might have considered "sexting?"