But Crystal Nosal, a spokeswoman for the Alexandria Police Department in Virginia, said that generally, police are not going to investigate teenagers for having a pictures of themselves on their phones. Teens Who Take Nude Photos Of Themselves Can Still Be Treated As Sex Offenders | HuffPost
In the Commonwealth, no distinction was made between adults and minors who possessed pornography, meaning teens who sexted were committing serious crimes. While our method of dealing with this sensitive subject may not have been ideal I realize that now it was the best way we felt we could handle it at the time. Teens Who Take Nude Photos Of Themselves Can Still Be Treated As Sex Offenders | HuffPost
Marina Medvin, a criminal defense lawyer in Virginia -- which does not carve out exemptions for youth -- sees this as a free speech issue, she said. But under these newer laws, teens can still get in some trouble for possessing images of themselves. Here's my carefully curated gallery of girls on Instagram you probably have no idea exist (with the exception of MattGoatee from the comments.