You hear about it. You generally know what it means to sext. But what are the actual consequences? Welcome class, to Sexting 101. 

Minors who have a cell phone and a naked body available, please DO NOT:

  • TAKE 
  • SEND to other minors
  • SEND of other minors
  • VIEW

You could be CHARGED with:

  • Disseminating Matter Harmful to Juveniles
    • 5th degree felony
  • Pandering Obscenity Involving a Minor
    • 2nd degree felony
  • Pandering Sexually Oriented Matter Involving a Minor
    • 2nd degree felony
  • Illegal Use of Minor in Nudity-Oriented Material
    • 2nd degree felony
  • Possessing Criminal Tools
    • 5th degree felony

You could be SENTENCED to:

  • 6-12 months in juvi
  • Commitment to residential treatment facilities
  • Probation
  • Social media monitoring
  • House arrest
  • Community services
  • Counseling/alcohol/drug treatment
  • Child Protective Services
  • Surrender cell phone
  • Juvenile Offender Registrant (Sex offender registry!)


If you receive a nude photo, immediately notify a parent, teacher, administrator, police, or an attorney

If you receive a nude photo, immediately delete it

DO NOT: resend, bring it to school, show anyone other than the adult you report it to

Prepared with the assistance of Ron O’Brien, Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office


Questions? Call us! 614.745.2001



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