Incarceration. An adult convicted of child pornography faces a potential prison sentence of 5 years or more. All felony convictions impose a sentence of at least a year in prison, though a person convicted may not have to serve any prison time at all.
Can sexting lead to jail?
Whoever uses child or children for pornographic purposes shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than five years and fine. So, possessing nude images of teenagers is an offence in itself.
What happens if you get caught sexting?
There could be legal consequences. Taking, sending, or forwarding nude pictures of anyone under 18 – even yourself – could get you slapped with child pornography charges and you could be put on a sex offender registry for life. You could get in trouble at school.
Can you get charged for sending dirty pictures?
In most states, the act of sending illicit pictures involving a minor will result in felony charges. These are generally punishable by severe criminal fines and at least one year in a state prison. In many states, sexting remains a felony if there is no consent of the parties involved.
Can you get in trouble for sending dirty pictures of yourself?
Lawmakers likened sending unrequested nude photos and other explicit images through email, text, and/or social media platforms to exposing oneself in public to strangers, which is referred to as indecent exposure. This offense is a Class B misdemeanor and is punished by up to 180 days in jail and up to $2,000 in fines.