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Judge blocks Tunkhannock sexting charges
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Published: Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Updated: Tuesday, March 31, 2009 2:20 PM EDT

Wyoming County District Attorney George Skumanick Jr. cannot charge three teenage girls who appeared in photographs seminude traded by classmates last year, a judge ruled Monday.

U.S. District Judge James M. Munley granted a request by the American Civil Liberties Union to temporarily stop Mr. Skumanick from filing felony charges against the Tunkhannock Area School District students.

"We're grateful the judge recognized that prosecuting these girls ... raises serious constitutional issues," ACLU attorney Witold J. Walczak said.

The ACLU lawsuit argues the photographs in which the girls appear are not pornographic and should be protected under the First Amendment.

About 20 teens were threatened with child pornography charges after Tunkhannock Area School Dist

Added: Mar-31-2009 Occurred On: Mar-31-2009
By: Plox
Tags: Sexting, Girls, Topless, Bras, Panties, Sex, Sexual, Child Porn, Civil Liberties, 1st Ammendment
Location: Pittston, Pennsylvania, United States (load item map)
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