New Jersey is a step away from creating an educational alternative to criminal prosecution of juveniles who transmit explicit photos of themselves or other minors over the air waves — otherwise known as “sexting.”

The measure, A-1561/S-2700 , would call for the attorney general and the courts to develop a diversionary program, in view of testimony that teenagers who send out the images do so out of a psychological vulnerability, not a criminal mind-set.

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