I posted an ad on craigslist looking for a female partner, she replied to it, she is 17. I know in new york it is legal to have sex if she consents ,but I'm wondering if sexting her via text would be illegal?
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It is legal if she is 17.
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If she is 17 it is legal but unwise.
Not advisable. Once she sends you an explicit picture you will be in possession of child pornography.
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