In one of the first civil rights suits to focus on "sexting," lawyers for the ACLU of Pennsylvania will ask a federal judge to protect three teenage girls from a DA's threat of criminal charges for using cell phones to take and send semi-nude images of themselves. The suit alleges the DA threatened to prosecute the girls on child pornography charges unless their parents agreed to put them on probation and send them to a "re-education" program in which the teenagers would have to discuss "what it means to be a girl."
ACLU Sues DA Over Threat to Prosecute 'Sexting' Teens
The Legal Intelligencer
March 26, 2009