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Depending on the photo, the sender, the means of transmission of the photo, whether any state lines were crossed, and many other factors, the repercussions could range from a slap-on-the-wrist fine to some serious prison time and requirement for the sender to register as a sex offender
if the inappropriate photo is of a sexual nature. If the 17-year-old went online and represented herself as 18 or older, that could significantly lessen the repercussions. This information about any contributing factors from the 17-year-old is fairly easy to discover at trial.
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