If there are two people. 18 and 17. They sext and then that’s it. Two years later, the parents of the then 18 year old (now 20) want to take the evidence of that sexting to police. The then 17 and now 19 year old wants nothing to do with it and does not want to press charges, just the parents of the now 20 year old. What would really happen?
It is a serious felony under state and federal law for an 18 year old to send naked pictures to a minor and receive naked pictures from a minor. The ages are so close that the police and prosecutors may not be interested in pursuing the case, but it is never a good idea to sext with someone who is under 18.
The age difference at the time is the critical question. Given the ages, I think you should be fine. That said, you should consult with local counsel that is familiar with the ins and outs of the local DA's sex crime unit; only he or she will be able to give you a real idea of how this would go.
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