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State's top court upholds child pornography charge in video texting case

Aug 29, 2019 - The Washington Post

Maryland's child pornography laws apply when the child is both the subject and sender of sexually explicit material, the state's highest court ruled Wednesday, in a case testing how to treat teenagers who voluntarily self-produce and share their own images.

The case before the Maryland Court of Appeals began with a teenage girl who texted friends a one-minute graphic video of herself, and it comes as law enforcement officials, judges and legislators throughout the country are struggling w...