'DAMIEN ''EZZY'' EADES is caught up in legal history but perhaps not in the way he would have liked.
The 20-year-old from Sydney's western suburbs is at the centre of Australia's first ''sexting'' case, after a schoolgirl sent a nude photo of herself to his mobile phone. The maximum penalty he faces is a two-year jail term.'
Information from Save a Life, Don't Text and Drive
Philip Albert was a 17 year old who changed his life forever in a moment of anger. After a fight with his 16 year old girlfriend, the Orlando teenager sent a nude photo of her to over 70 people, including her teachers and parents.
As a result, "Phillip was arrested for distribution of child pornography, put on five years probation, and required to register on the public sex offender list. He was kicked out of college, can’t find a job, and can’t live with his father because his dad lives too close to a high school. As a registered sex offender, Phillip isn’t allowed to live near a school, playground, or a church. Unless his lawyer is successful in getting to court to take him off the list, he could remain on the registered sex offender list until he’s in his 40s." (http://www.safeteens.com/)
A lesson or two can be learned from the Phillip Albert incident:
1. Avoid getting any nude or compromising photos taken by boyfriends, girlfriends or anyone else. Someone you love and trust today can easy turn into someone you hate and distrust in the future.
2. If you cannot get along with a former girlfriend or boyfriend, try to avoid them.
3. Don't use the Internet or anything else for revenge. This especially rings true when the revenge is a crime and involves pornography of any nature.
4. Stupid acts when you are young can affect you when you are older. Don't do them. If you think or suspect that an act if wrong, just don't do it.