Bill discouraging sexting advances

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A bill aimed at cracking down on the
problem of teenagers sending nude photos via cell phones or online
has advanced in the Kentucky General Assembly.

The measure easily cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee on
Thursday.

The proposal tries to tackle the problem of sexting - the
sharing of sexually explicit photos or videos by cell phone or
online. The bill would allow judges to fine minors $100 and order
them to perform community service for first-offense sexting.

The committee made some changes to the bill. If those revisions
are accepted by the full Senate, the measure would go back to the
House to consider the changes.

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