I'm 17, should I report someone distributing my nudes. He is also 17.?

I'm in california, and I'm not sure what to do because I'm worried I may get punished for sending pictures.

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  • 12 months ago

    Sure you can. He can be charged for possession of the pictures and if they can prove he sent them on to someone else he can be charged for distribution.

    You however will be charged with possession, distribution and production.

    For example, a first time offender convicted of producing child pornography under 18 U.S.C. § 2251, face fines and a statutory minimum of 15 years to 30 years maximum in prison.

    So report away. Perhaps he will come visit you in prison after he gets out.

  • 12 months ago

    Gosh, based on your other posts, you really seem to not have a handle on boys or your own behaviors.

    Sending nudes was so stupid because those photos in cyber space FOREVER. For the rest of your life, those photos will be out there, waiting to show up when you least expect it. Your parents, your teachers, professors, future employers, friends, enemies and strangers could have access to the nude photos you took and sent to your boyfriend. That was incredibly stupid.

    In one of your posts, you profess how mature you are. Well kido, mature people do not do stupid things like break laws by distributing pornographic photographs. Mature people do not take naked pictures of themselves and send them off to cyberspace. Mature people do not even consider doing such stupid things. Mature people understand consequences of their actions and that is what prevents them from following through with stupid ideas and actions. Mature people are not teenagers, regardless of how grow up a teenager thinks they are. Just because teenagers use their vagina and penis does not make them adults. They are still minors and have a whole lot of growing up to do.

    When you are 30 years old, you will look back at what you did when you were a teenager and cringe at how incredibly ignorant you really are as a teenager. With age, you get wisdom. That is why older adults are so wise. They learned from their mistakes and they learn to realize consequences before making decisions that can hurt them their whole life through.

  • Anonymous
    12 months ago

    Based on all of your posts including the rape (you say) at 15 you need some mental health care. You can report all you want and I suspect little will be done since you willingly sent them but honey child they are out there never to be put back into the box. Let's say you apply for a high corporate position one day well expect these photos to show up.

    You even have pics of yourself having sex much earlier...........................you need to get some counseling.

  • 12 months ago

    You have a valid worry. It is just as illegal for you to send your nudes as it is for anyone else as a minor. To report the boy who is doing so, would be to report yourself. Maybe in fact you both deserve prosecution for doing something you knew was wrong and risky to do in the first place.

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  • Anonymous
    12 months ago

    You certainly can, but it probably wouldn't be a bright idea if you were the one that took the photos. This is because you can be charged with producing child pornography for taking nude photos of yourself if you are underage, and he could be charged with distributing child pornography. Whats more, is if the government only charges him, he can move to dismiss for violation of his fourteenth amendment rights under the equal-protection clause as well as malicious prosecution, because it is improper to consider one's sex (being male or female) as a factor of whether or not to prosecute a crime, and you both have the same factors involved in the instant offense.

    This is because the child pornography law makes no exception for a minor that produces pornography of themselves. (and the federal government has successfully prosecuted cases where a child photographed themselves before.) What this means, is that under federal law, you both go to jail and register as sex offenders. This will certainly be a federal case in which the FBI will get involved, because of the fact that the internet is usually involved in these types of things these days, and the internet is federal jurisdiction by reason of the interstate commerce clause of the U.S. constitution, which would prohibit the state from prosecuting under the 10th amendment, because the 10th amendment effectively prohibits the states from regulating elements interstate commerce in any way. The term "interstate commerce" means any technology that is used to conduct business or communication which crosses a state line. Because the ISPs involved most certainly have servers out of state which were used in the transmission at some point or another, sending a file will almost certainly qualify as use of interstate commerce.

  • PAMELA
    Lv 7
    12 months ago

    You have done a very stupid thing, you never ever send pictures to anyone, once you send them anyone can see them, do not do it again.

  • Athena
    Lv 7
    12 months ago

    So you distributed child pron and now you are upset that someone else is cutting in to your market?

    Odd.

  • 12 months ago

    You are a minor. That is distribution of child pornography. The person distributing them would likely be held in Juvie and then tried as an adult when he turns 18. He would be looking at serious prison time.

  • 12 months ago

    yes you should report him

  • 12 months ago

    Yea, it could be considered dissemination of child pornography.

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