TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE: NJ Teen Charged With Child Porn Trafficking For Posting Nude Pix of HERSELF

blind_justice_1.jpgNBC PHILADELPHIA: The social networking world is rife with sexual exploitation of young children, but it rarely happens that the exploiters are the children themselves. A 14-year-old girl was arrested Tuesday for allegedly posting nearly 30 naked photos of herself on MySpace, according to NorthJersey.com. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children tipped off police that someone was posting naked pictures of a teen on a MySpace profile. As it turns out, the culprit was the teen herself. Authorities investigated the case for a month before zeroing in on the suspect, who said she posted the pictures for her boyfriend’s pleasure. Anyone who was online “friends” with the girl through the site or knew her name could see the pictures. The teen was charged with one count each of possession and distribution of child pornography. Police remanded her into her mother’s custody. A sheriff’s department spokesman told NorthJersey.com that more arrests in the case are possible. MORE

PHAWKER: Ridiculous. This is a parental matter, not a legal issue — and clearly another example of the law not keeping pace with the advance of technology.  This is a travesty, your Honor. Fix it. Now.

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