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Ohio Lawmaker Re-introduces 18-and-under Sexting Bill

The proposed law would make offenses by minors less damning

An Ohio state lawmaker has proposed banning sexting for those 18 and under.

Underage sexting is already illegal, but Senate Bill 239, introduced Wednesday, carves out a legal definition that makes it a less-serious offense than other crimes involving sexual images of minors.

The bill’s sponsor, state Sen. Nathan Manning, a North Ridgeville Republican, said his proposed law is meant to prevent minors from facing charges that would force them to register as a sex offender.

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