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By Rebecca PiriusAttorney. Generally, sexting by and between adults involving images of adults is legal, whereas sexting that involves a minor or images of a minor is prohibited. Some states have enacted laws that specifically address sexting by and between minors. These "teen sexting" laws tend to have less harsh penalties than states that punish sexting under preexisting laws prohibiting child pornography or child enticement.

Minnesota is one of the states that does not have a "teen sexting" law. Minors who engage in sexting in Minnesota can face criminal charges for child pornography, including harsh felony penalties and sex offender registration. Under Minnesota's laws, anyone adult or minor who creates, disseminates sharesor possesses a visual image depicting "sexual conduct" involving a minor younger than 18 can be prosecuted for child pornography.

Sexual conduct. Minnesota's child pornography laws prohibit creating, sharing, or teeny nudes a sexual image of any minor—including oneself. Some states' laws only penalize creating or sending an image of another minor. Under Minnesota's law, a year-old girl who sexts a nude selfie to a boyfriend could be prosecuted for disseminating sharing child pornography. A person adult or minor who creates, shares, or possess an image of minor engaging in sexual conduct commits a felony in Minnesota. An enhanced penalty applies if any of the following are true:. Under these provisions, a year-old boy who takes a nude picture of his year-old girlfriend and sends it to his friends has committed two felony offenses for creating and disseminating child pornography, and his friends could be prosecuted for possessing child pornography.

Consent by the teeny nudes girlfriend is not a defense. If the year-old girl had sent a nude selfie to her boyfriend, she could be charged with disseminating child pornography and he could teeny nudes charged with possession of child pornography. An adult 18 or older who uses a communications device to sext an image to age 15 or younger can be charged with a felony.

To fall under this crime, the image must depict sexual conduct similar to the definition aboveand the person must intend to arouse the sexual desire of any person. Depending on the circumstances, sexting can also be a crime under federal law. Prosecutors have several tools at their disposal even though there's no federal law specifically addressing sexting. The Act makes it illegal to use a computer to send or receive:. Federal law also makes it a crime for someone to cause a minor to take part in sexually explicit conduct in order to portray that conduct.

Parents are included in those who can be prosecuted, if they consented to the minor's participation. But federal prosecution of juveniles for sexting could be unlikely. Minnesota juvenile courts typically hear cases involving offenses by minors age 10 to The juvenile court has more discretion and flexibility when it comes to sentencing called a disposition than an adult court. A juvenile court judge could order the minor to attend counseling, complete educational programming, or report to a probation officer. In some cases, the court can order juvenile detention. While sexting cases can be heard in juvenile court, Minnesota law authorizes certain juveniles to be transferred to adult court.

This transfer option only applies to minors age 14 or older who are charged with a felony.

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Before authorizing the transfer, the juvenile court judge must evaluate whether public safety is best served by trying the minor in juvenile or adult court. A minor tried as an adult faces adult penalties. As another option, Minnesota law authorizes prosecution offices to set up pretrial diversion programs for first-time juvenile offenders charged with certain felonies, including child pornography.

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Pretrial diversion programs allow the juvenile offender to participate in programming, treatment, and education services. Successful completion in dismissal of the charges.

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The law only authorizes these programs; it does not require them. Both adults convicted of and juveniles adjudicated teeny nudes child pornography are required to register as sex offenders called predatory offenders under Minnesota law. The law does not provide any leeway for juvenile offenders to avoid registration.

Unlike some states, judges have no say in registration requirements, and the law doesn't allow juveniles to petition for early termination of registration. If you are or your child is charged with child pornography or any other crime as a result of sexting, you should talk to a Minnesota criminal defense attorney immediately.

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A conviction or adjudication for any crime, but particularly for a sex crime, can have serious consequences, including years in prison or a juvenile facility, sex offender registration, and a criminal record. An attorney can tell you what to expect in court and how to protect your rights. The information provided on this site is not legal advice, does not constitute a lawyer referral service, and no attorney-client or confidential relationship is or will be formed by use of the site.

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In some states, the information on this website may be considered a lawyer referral service. Please reference the Terms of Use and the Supplemental Terms for specific information related to your state. Market Your Law Firm. Lawyer Directory. Call us at 1 Issue: search. Minnesota's Sexting Laws for Teens and Minors.

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Sexting images of a minor falls under Minnesota's laws prohibiting child pornography and can result in harsh felony penalties and sex offender registration requirements. Child Pornography and Solicitation Under Minnesota's laws, anyone adult or minor who creates, disseminates sharesor possesses a visual image depicting "sexual conduct" involving a minor younger than 18 can be prosecuted for child pornography. Creating, Disseminating Sharingor Possessing Child Pornography A person adult or minor who creates, shares, or possess an image of minor engaging in sexual conduct commits a felony in Minnesota.

An enhanced penalty applies if any of the following are true: the person has a prior child pornography conviction adult or delinquency adjudication juvenile the person is required to register as a predatory sex offender, or the minor involved was younger than Electronic Solicitation of Children An adult 18 or older who uses a communications device to sext an image to age 15 or younger can be charged with a felony. Sexting and Federal Law Depending on the circumstances, sexting teeny nudes also be a crime under federal law.

The Act makes teeny nudes illegal to use a computer to send or receive: any obscene visual depiction of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct any image of a minor actually engaging in sexually explicit conduct, or any material containing child pornography.

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Juvenile or Adult Court Minnesota juvenile teeny nudes typically hear cases involving offenses by minors age 10 to Sex Offender Registration Both adults convicted of and juveniles adjudicated for child pornography are required to register as sex offenders called predatory offenders under Minnesota law.

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