High school senior Andy Dougherty sent a 17-year-old buddy a 10-second cell phone video that showed Dougherty with his pants down, fooling around with his teenage girlfriend–and the prosecutor in Woodbury County, Iowa, charged Dougherty, 18, with a sex crime: telephone dissemination of obscene material to a minor, reports the Des Moines Register. The teenager pleaded guilty to a lesser offense this week, but the implications of the original charge have prompted some questions about the state’s sex-offender laws and might serve as a warning to other teens. If he had been convicted of the sex crime, Dougherty could have spent up to two years in jail and 10 years on the sex-offender registry. He wouldn’t have been able to live in any dorm at any state university in Iowa, because registered sex offenders are prohibited. And for the rest of his life, he couldn’t live within 2,000 feet of a K-12 school or child-care center…

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