This is just stupid:
In Pennsylvania, authorities are threatening to prosecute three teenage girls after finding risque images of them on a cell phone.
In Indiana, a middle-school boy faces obscenity charges for transmitting naked photos of himself to female classmates.
And last week in Passaic County, authorities accused a 14-year-old Clifton girl of distributing child pornography, saying she posted nude portraits of herself on MySpace.
In a growing number of states, law enforcement agencies are cracking down on teens who use cell phones and social networking sites to share lurid photographs. Prosecutors say they are trying to stamp out a dangerous trend. But their use of stringent child-pornography and sex-offender laws has ignited a debate.
"Do we really want to tag this 14-year-old girl as a sex offender for the next 30 years?" asked Bill Albert, spokesman for the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. "Communities nationwide are scratching their heads about what role, if any, law enforcement should play in these cases."
Teenagers who post nude pictures of themselves on social networking sites are stupid, desperate for attention and need better parental supervision (and if there isn't any available then they should be taken out of the home). Megan's Law was created to protect children from sexual predators and it's wrong for the criminal justice system to exploit it for this nonsense. Parents are legally responsible for kids till they're 18 for a reason, lock one of them up if their kids are putting sexually explicit pictures of themselves online as there is obviously a lack of training in the home.