Thursday, June 27, 2013

Federal laws supersede state age of consent in cell phone c.p. cases

An Ars Technica article by Nate Anderson warns that recording (as on a cell phone) a video of a person under 18 in an intimate act may violate federal child pornography laws even though the person under 18 is still over the age of consent in a particular state, link here.

There is a serious case involving Sidney Myers, 20, who videotaped an encounter with a 16 year old girl in South Carolina, where the age of consent is 16. 

Several major states, however, including California, Virginia, Arizona and Wisconsin still enforce 18 as the age of consent. 

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