TRENTON - (AP) - New Jersey teenagers who text or post sexually explicit photos online could avoid prosecution under ameasure being considered Monday.
The bill would allow some juveniles caught "sexting" tocomplete a diversionary program.
The Attorney General's Office would create a program to teachteens of the criminal penalties and social consequences of sendingor receiving nude or seminude images via cell phones or computers.
Some states charge teens with offenses such as distribution ofchild pornography.
County prosecutors would decide which children would beeligible, within guidelines.
Assemblywoman Pam Lampitt of Camden is the bill sponsor.