One moment please.



*ahem* Alright. So, long story short for those who don't want to read, a 14-year-old girl took naked photographs of herself and put it on MySpace. She has been arrested for possession and distribution of child pornography.

Of herself. That she herself took.

Great job.

I think it's so utterly ridiculous I can't do anything BUT laugh, or else I'd probably cry. This girl, stupid though she is for putting them on MySpace "for her boyfriend," willingly and knowingly took nude pictures of herself. Nobody coerced her, nobody bribed her, and the only person that exploited her, was herself. Even taking that into account, she wasn't exploiting the fact that she was a 14-year-old, she was exploiting the fact that she was female and, to her and her boyfriend at least, attractive. This is the photograph equivalent of charging her and her boyfriend with statutory for having sex with minors(provided they're both the same age).

Thoughts? Opinions?