Taking issue with the recent uptick in law enforcement agencies’ use of child pornography laws to prosecute teens who “sext,” a Lehigh County judge said likening sexting to child pornography is “an overreaction by law enforcement.”

Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas Judge Robert L. Steinberg threw out the charges of sexual abuse of children filed against teen C.S., who posted a video on her Facebook page of two other teens engaged in a consensual sexual act.

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