States require people convicted of various sex-related offenses to publicly register as sex offenders. World News. Listen to America. Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard. But Crystal Nosal, a spokeswoman for the Alexandria Police Department in Virginia, said that generally, police are not going to investigate teenagers for having a pictures of themselves on their phones. Asian Voices.
No search warrant appears to have been issued for the boy's phone in the North Carolina case, the Fayetteville Observer reported.
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They don't always make exceptions for kids, even if their cases are adjudicated in juvenile court. In Georgia, teen sexting that does not involve distribution -- in other words, just taking a nude selfie -- is a misdemeanor. Listen to America. Do you have information you want to share with HuffPost? Marsha Levick, deputy director and chief counsel at the Juvenile Law Center, said that youth are unlikely to get in trouble for possessing nude selfies.