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So-called 'sexts' could land kids in court

Mon, 28 Jul 2014


Schoolchildren who send so-called 'sexts' over the internet and on mobile phones could be prosecuted.

The Department of Home Affairs says in extreme cases, children over 13 years-old could also end up finding themselves on the sex offender's register.

Maximum sentences for sex crimes have been described by the department as 'outdated' - something it is looking to remedy in the near future.

In the UK reports are made on a daily basis of naked images being sent between teens using mobile phones.

Minister Juan Watterson says he wouldn't like to see the same happening here: 

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