Underage ‘sexting’ now illegal in R.I.

(Updated, 1:30 p.m.) PROVIDENCE – It is now illegal for minors in Rhode Island to send sexually explicit images of themselves. The legislation prohibiting “sexting” was signed by Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee earlier this week. Sexting offenders can be charged with a “status” offense in Family Court; individuals adjudicated of the sexting offense cannot be…
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