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Senate Committee Endorses Reduced "Sexting" Penalties
Updated May 5, 2013 1:02 AM | Filed under: WBIW News
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(INDIANA STATEHOUSE) - A senate committee has unanimously endorsed reduced penalties for sexually explicit text messages.

Both the house and the senate are considering bills to separate "sexting" from child pornography laws.

As written, those laws could land a teenager in prison and on the state's sex offender registry, punishment legislators agree is too harsh for the circumstances.

The bill would make sexting a juvenile offense instead of placing it in adult court.

It would also require parents to attend counseling sessions with their children.

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