Friday, March 18, 2011
Teen to take on her alleged online sex harrasser - The Early Show - CBS Newsthis is one case where we need to amend federal sexual exploitation laws. One federal law, adopted in 1998, provides that anyone who targets a teen under the age of 16 for sexual solicitation by third parties can be convicted of a felony and serve 5 yrs behind bars. Kelsey was 16, so this law just missed applying to her case. This is not a case of sexting, where she took and shared an image of herself. The teen who targeted her chose a porn actresses image that was roughly her siz and shape and then posted Kelsey's name and cell number next to the image. a 55 yr old man texted her, seeking sexual servvices. That was the onlly way she had learned of this horrible attack. The age needs to be moved to under 18. There is not reason why a great girl, who guards her innocence carefully, should be targeted by someone and he walks away becasue she was 16 and not 15. No reason whatsoever. I hope to speak with Congressional leaders to see what we can do to bring justice to the next teen horribly defamed and exploited in this way.