Something doesn’t seem really right here:
Also Monday morning, Powell sentenced a 15-year-girl who admitted March 12 in juvenile court, to sending a nude photo of herself to the boy via cell phone.
Powell sentenced her to 100 hours community service, forbid her from cell phone use during a 30 day probationary period and told her not to have contact with the boy during that time.
He also required her to prepare an assignment on teen motivation to engage in behavior commonly termed as “sexting” and its consequences, then present a report before a four-person court clinic staff panel.
But what did the recipient of the photo get?
Judge Mike Powell sentenced a 15-year-old boy to 30 days house arrest and 100 hours community service to be completed prior to Sept. 1 after he admitted he was in possession of a nude photo of a 15-year-old girl on his cell phone.
He also stipulated the boy not use a cell phone for 30 days and forbid him from being in contact with the girl.
So both were sentenced to 100 hours of community service and to not use their cell phones for 30 days, but the boy who the girl sent the photo to also gets 30 days of house arrest.
These cases of “sexting” are getting ridiculous. What ever happened to parents being parents? Something like this should have never seen the inside of the court house. Instead the parents should have been responsible for the actions of their children and punished them appropriately.
But that would mean common sense prevail in America. Since it doesn’t we turn to the police and courts to act as parents. And here we are wondering why our country has so many problems.