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First of all, there is no need to be embarrassed. You are on an adult romance-themed website and you simply were doing what the website meant for you to do. So there is no need to feel silly. Furthermore, sending nude photographs of yourself in itself is not
But let us discuss the specific nuances of the questions.My question is am I going to get in trouble for the photo and am I going to get into any trouble for any sexual conversations I had with another adult?
No, why would you? You would not get into any more trouble by engaging in this conversation than you would have if you were talking to someone in a bar. Propositioning someone and/or lewd discussions are not illegal. If the other individual found them to be improper, all they had to do was to block you (i.e. walk away from you, if you were at the bar). so you really would not get into any trouble here, whatsoever.
The Texas Penal Code defines electronic harassment as "repeated electronic communications in a manner reasonably likely to harass, annoy, alarm, abuse, torment, embarrass, or offend another." Texas Penal Code - Section 42.07(a)(7).
Ergo, having a casual chat online that may become explicit is a long way from bombarding someone with constant emails asking them for sex. Surely, you now see the difference? I imagine that you are beginning to feel better already.What About The Photograph?
The same rule above applies. Texas Penal Code - Section 42.07(b)(1) includes sending images in sexual harassment. However, the images have to be repeated, abusive, and/or threatening. Your one-time send, followed by a sincere apology and seemingly no complaint
from them is a far cry from repeated images of your sexual organ with lewd captions and propositions.
So you see, you did nothing illegal, and nothing unusual, either. It will take a lot more than just this to have the district attorney seriously consider prosecution... this is not even criminal
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