April 8, 2015 |
Amber hearts Johnny OK, so we don't know whether any of this is true or not, but reports are making us blush about this here Amber Heard and that dude she just married, Johnny Depp. He's way over there filming the 1,197th Pirates of the Caribbean thing, and she's way over there, filming The Danish Girl . OK, they just got married, they're far away, so whatcha do? Between scenes, you scurry to your trailer and get to sexting your new mate! Sext, sext, sext, until the phone (or the recipient)
December 21, 2013 |
TRENTON A bill that would exempt New Jersey teenagers caught sexting with their peers from registering as sex offenders stalled in the Assembly on Thursday. The measure was scheduled for a vote by the full Assembly but hit a last-minute snag, said Wayne P. D'Angelo (D., Mercer), one of its sponsors. "It was a done deal," D'Angelo said, adding that he was "highly disappointed" by the setback, which stemmed from a provision that would impose a $30 monthly fee on sex offenders to pay for increased oversight by parole officers.
July 27, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Anthony Weiner said Thursday that he'd traded racy messages with as many as three women since similar sexting forced him out of Congress. But as he tried to tamp down questions about his behavior, a poll suggested the new disclosures were taking a toll on his mayoral prospects. Facing a third day of renewed queries and criticism of his conduct as he continued campaigning, the married Democrat also said he supposed he'd had sexually charged exchanges with a total of six to 10 women; he'd previously capped that number at six. Weiner, the congressman who resigned in 2011 after the first batch of sexts surfaced, is running for New York mayor and had been near the top of most polls of the Democratic primary race until the latest furor over his behavior began this week when the gossip website The Dirty posted explicit messages that a woman said she and Weiner sent each other starting in July 2012.
July 25, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Anthony Weiner found himself caught in another sexting scandal yesterday like the one that destroyed his congressional career, but stood side-to-side with his wife to say that he won't drop out of the race for mayor of New York. "This is entirely behind me," Weiner, a/k/a "Carlos Danger" (more on that in a minute), said at an evening news conference, hours after the gossip website The Dirty posted X-rated text messages and a crotch photo that it said the former congressman exchanged with a woman.
April 26, 2013 |
If you haven't had a good reason to talk with your children, your siblings or your parents about the dangers of taking naked self-portraits, perhaps this will drive the point home. Federal authorities announced last week that 14 young women had been blackmailed by a former congressional intern. Adam Savader, 21, from Great Neck, N.Y., allegedly targeted college students, many of them former high school classmates, from May 2012 through February 2013. According to an FBI affidavit, Savader hacked into private Internet accounts trolling for nude pictures usually only meant for the women's boyfriends.
October 24, 2012
As long as there's a cellphone in practically every teenager's hand, it's inevitable that young people's practice of texting sexually explicit images will continue to pose a troubling problem for police, prosecutors, school officials, and parents. With the so-called sexting trend already years old, it's at least a hopeful sign that so many state officials are trying to come to grips with outdated laws on child pornography. Harsh antiporn laws - accompanied by imprisonment and lifelong assignment to sex-offender registries - clearly are ill-suited to dealing with actions that stem more from youthful excess and normal sexual experimentation rather than any criminal intent.
October 20, 2012 |
In 2009, three teenage girls at Greensburg Salem High School in Western Pennsylvania sent nude or seminude cellphone pictures of themselves to their boyfriends. All six were charged with child pornography, a felony that carries draconian sentences and lifelong consequences such as registering as a sex offender. Wednesday, Pennsylvania joined a growing number of states in passing a bill that would punish kids for sexting, but not necessarily ruin their lives. Under House Bill 815, youths 12 to 17 who send, view, or disseminate sexually explicit images can be charged with a misdemeanor or summary offense, depending on the circumstances.
December 24, 2011 |
Fox29 has suspended weatherguy John Bolaris , a station representative said Friday. The suspension Thursday followed a recent article in Playboy about Bolaris' misadventures in Florida in 2010 with a pair of young women who drugged him and made merry with his American Express card, to the tune of $43,000. The Playboy article wasn't the only reason Bolaris was suspended, a source said. It was merely the catalyst, capping a series of unpleasant newsroom incidents over the last year that included a dustup over Bolaris' desire to interview his bud Lenny Dykstra for the station.
December 22, 2011
JAMESTOWN, PA. - A northwestern Pennsylvania social-studies teacher is behind bars charged with sending sexually explicit text messages to two students. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Kevin Anthony Defrancesco, 28, was arraigned on corruption-of-minors charges for messages he allegedly sent to two female students, 13 and 14, beginning in October. Investigators say Defrancesco asked one of the girls to send him pictures of herself and traded pictures with the other.
December 6, 2011 |
ROUGHLY one in every 100 teens has engaged in so-called sexting, the sending of sexually explicit pictures of oneself via digital media, in the last year, according to a new study. But the senders who intended the images to be an intimate message for one special recipient may be surprised: 7.1 percent of Internet-using teenagers told the authors of the study that they had received at least one such image on their phone or computer in the last year. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics , concluded that sexting is not as common as many parents may think because of widespread reporting on the trend, legal actions against some who engage in it and, in some cases, unfamiliarity with kids' digital worlds.