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Can i get into trouble for sending "nude" photos to a person over 18 when i'm a minor?

Glendale, AZ |

I told this guy I was 18, but i never sent him a picture of an id or birth certificate to prove it. He said he was a adult photographer and wanted to see a few pictures of me, so i sent him a few. I am actually 16 and was just joking around with my friends to see if i was good enough to be an adult entertainer. He got very creepy asking to meet up and have sex with me and i declined because it was all a joke. After about 6 months he contacted me via facebook and wanted to keep pursuing me. I fessed up and he said he will contact his legal team and take legal action. But all i did was say i was 18 and send him photos. can i get into trouble?

Attorney Answers 3

  1. No, not if he's not a minor. But this isn't a joke, and sending photos of yourself can easily end up haunting you, and once sent, you can't take them back without hiring a lawyer, getting an injunction, and maybe not even then.

    I understand 16 year olds don;t think ahead, but try. You want to apply to college, get a job, impress friends and family that you're reputable? Then never empower anyone by giving them photos of yourself that you do _not_ want all over the internet.

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  2. What a creep! No, you are not on the hook legally but he might be for attempting extortion by making baseless legal threats to a minor over the matter of underage nude photos in his possession.

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  3. Although it was a terrible idea and potentially very dangerous for you, you cannot get into trouble, since you're juvenile; and he cannot use these photos in any way as he has every reason to believe that they are child pornography which is such a serious criminal offense that I want to throw out my computer for typing the words.

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