Teen charged as an an adult for having nude pictures of a minor.. himself

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  1. chapped

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    A teenage boy in North Carolina has been prosecuted for having nude pictures of himself on his own mobile phone. The young man, who is now 17 but was 16 at the time the photos were discovered, had to strike a plea deal to avoid potentially going to jail and being registered as a sex offender.

    Experts condemned the case as ludicrous. The boy was, however, punished by the courts, and had to agree to be subject to warrantless searches by law enforcement for a year, in addition to other penalties.

    The young man was also named in the media and suffered a suspension as quarterback of his high school football team while the case was being resolved.

    Cormega Copening, of Fayetteville, North Carolina, was prosecuted as an adult under federal child pornography felony laws, for sexually exploiting a minor. The minor was himself.

    “It’s dysfunctional to be charged with possession of your own image,” said Justin Patchin, a professor of criminal justice at the University of Wisconsin and co-founder of the research website cyberbullying.org.

    Copening was charged with four counts of making and possessing images of himself and one count of possessing a naked image of his 16-year-old girlfriend.

    His girlfriend, Brianna Denson, took a plea deal after being prosecuted on similar charges for having naked, suggestive pictures of herself on her cellphone.



    While the pictures were technically illegal, actual sex would not be – the age of consent for sexual intercourse in North Carolina is 16.


    He was prosecuted for having his own and his girlfriend’s image, despite them not having been shared further.

    Copening and Denson’s court cases were ostensibly about “sexting” – the sending of sexually explicit material by text message – but the main charges related to them making and keeping their own images.

    In most states, these crimes are technically on the books but are not typically used to prosecute similarly aged teenage lovers under 18 who have shared images only with each other consensually, Patchin said.

    Patchin said he and other experts in the field had discussed this case and had heard of “zero examples” of under-18s being charged for having their own naked selfie in their phone.



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    then they'll give a 35 year old man with a computer full of child rape videos 12 months and probation

    sometimes shit don't make none sense
     
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    This country...

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    GTR.. with a name like Cormega
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    Every kid probably is guilty these days.
     
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    Brianna Denson, the dudes girlfriend. I dont even know why he's wanna have nude pics of this...

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    oooofa
     
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    When he jacks off can he be charged with child molestation?
     
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    in light of finding out what his chick looks like judge x is going to have to sentence this punk to 20 years
     
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    If it wasn't two ugly schvoogies I might be able to muster a fuck to give...