Even if a picture is not child pornography, asking for or sending a nude/sexy photo can be an indecent act and this is a crime.An indecent act is usually a sexual act that the average person finds offensive.
He pleaded guilty to child pornography charges and was placed on the Sex Offenders Register.
The maximum penalties for child pornography can be up to 15 years in jail and being placed on the sex offender register.
The maximum penalty for an act of indecency is 10 years in jail if it involves a person under 16.
Sexting is using the internet or your phone to share nude/sexy pictures.
Sexting can be a crime when it involves people under 18.
It can also be a crime when it involves harassing people of any age (for example, sharing their pictures without permission).
When sexting involves someone under 18, it can be ‘child pornography’ or an ‘indecent act’.
Child pornography is a picture of a young person who is: Child pornography can include pictures, videos, publications or even computer games.
But a picture is only child pornography if it is offensive to the average person.
That’s why a picture of a naked baby in a bath is not child pornography, but a picture of a naked teenager in a bed could be in some circumstances.
Child pornography pictures are illegal if they are: It can also be a crime to share a nude/sexy picture of someone who looks like they are under 18, even if they are actually over 18 when the picture was taken.