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A congressman who sends an X-rated photo of himself jeopardizes his reputation and his job. But in many states, teens caught doing the same thing can risk felony charges, jail time, and being branded sexual offenders.

That's because a minor who transmits a sexually explicit photo of himself, according to many state laws, is manufacturing and distributing child pornography. Lawmakers across the country, however, now say the problem of teen...

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