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Judge dismisses 'absurd' case against Minnesota teen who 'sexted' boy

A southern Minnesota judge dismissed a child pornography charge against a 14-year-old girl who sent an explicit image of herself to a boy over Snapchat, saying that using the state’s child pornography statute to prosecute the girl produces “an absurd” result.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota made a redacted version of the decision public Friday, saying the ruling by Rice County District Judge John Cajacob sends a message that prosecuting teens for sending explicit images of themselves isn’t the intent of Minnesota’s child pornography law.


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