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Sexting bill kicked to Indiana study panel

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Proposed legislation making some teens’ practice of sending racy photos by cell phone a juvenile offense in Indiana appears headed for a summer legislative study committee to iron out policy problems.

Indiana House Judiciary Chairwoman Linda Lawson said Tuesday that sponsoring lawmakers agree the bill on so-called sexting that cleared the state Senate has problems that need further study. The Hammond Democrat says the bill likely to clear her panel next week would send the issue to study committee.

Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council director Steve Johnson said that teens of legal age can have sex but the bill would make it a crime for them to exchange nude photos in certain cases.

He says it was clear some policy issues had not been thought through.

 

Posted 2/16/2010

 

 

 

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