Most courthouses offer free legal help for you to file a case.
For more information, visit the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence's website.
Until then, parents and schools may be better equipped to discipline and admonish sexting teens than are police and prosecutors.
Because of their age, a vast majority of sexting teenagers attend school.
anyone he or she should know is under the age of 18 and who is engaged in any sexual act or in any pose involving lewd exhibition of unclothed or transparently clothed genitals, pubic area, buttocks, or female breast.
Finding and deleting an unsolicited sext message an hour after its receipt better demonstrates involuntary possession than does carrying a sext message on the phone for two months or more.Illinois legislators should continue to examine incidents of sexting and how the current law applies to them. Legislators should consider drafting a narrow exception to sex offenses to prevent "innocent" teens from being charged with serious violations while maintaining liability for those who are guilty of actual child pornography - regardless of age. The crime of sexting Sexting can have serious social and emotional consequences for teens and adults alike - especially where a picture is taken without knowledge, forwarded without consent, or used to bully and harass.Further, the embarrassment of uncontrolled dissemination of personal and private pictures can significantly disrupt the teen's life.