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B.C. teenage girl who texted naked pictures found guilty of child pornography

January 11, 2014 - 5:00 AM

VICTORIA - A Victoria-area teenage girl who texted naked pictures of her boyfriend's ex-girlfriend has been found guilty of child pornography and uttering threats.

The teen sent the photos and thousands of other texts when she was 16 and was charged last year.

After the sentencing, her lawyer, Christopher Mackie, told the court that he will be back in court later this month to set a date for a constitutional argument against the conviction.

Mackie told the teen's trial in September that he would argue that it's unconstitutional to charge youths who engage in sexting with child-pornography offences because the process of sending erotic images by wireless devices is lawful for adults.

Outside court, Mackie told reporters that his client and her family feel picked on by the law.

The teen can't be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2014
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