There are no specific sexting laws in most states, with a few that have recently passed legislation related to creating, sending and distributing sexually explicit photos of minors via text message/cell phone.
In most cases, minors and adults are charged under the state’s child pornography laws, with potential jail time and are required to register as a sex offender.
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Sexting Laws by StateStateDescriptionAlabama Alabama has no specific laws for teen sexting. Anyone found sending or receiving inappropriate images of a minor—including images of them or someone else—could be prosecuted under the state’s current child pornography, obscenity or material harmful to minor’s laws. Alaska Anyone regardless of age can be prosecuted if caught promoting, distributing or possessing sexually explicit photos of minors under the states current child pornography laws. Legislature was recently proposed to lighten punishment for offenders that are at least 16 years of age