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I've reviewed your post. Your name is ***** ***** as part of this dialogue. YOu are using a generic JACUSTOMER username. So as long as you keep names and personal identifying information out of this chat, it can't be traced to you or used against you.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I have a question regarding child pornography charges while “sexting.”

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I corresponded with a girl I met online. Her profile claimed she was 19 years old, but she also had a twitter account that claimed she was 18. I am 21 years old. I only sent one picture to her of my torso but was otherwise fully clothed (had basketball shorts on). I received no pictures of her but we did exchange erotic text based messages. I don’t even think she will pursue any charges, but am I still at least theoretically at risk of criminal litigation if she turns out to be younger than 17?
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
younger than 18 I mean.

You had no reason to believe that she was under 18 and so you did not knowingly have sexually explicit chat with a minor. For that matter, you still have no reason to believe she was underage.

Overworrying something like this is not productive for you. You never know sor sure who you are really chatting with online until you can verify that in person. But nothing you did showed any indication that you'd have been interested in chatting with her if you thought she was a minor.

You're okay. It's not as if she confessed her real age and you continued explicit chat and you did not send her anything illegal.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok, thank you

You're very welcome. Stick to sites that require all members to be 18. It doesn't mean that everyone really is, but it protects you all the same.

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