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With Valentine's Day approaching, phone companies are (probably) busy preparing for thousands upon thousands of texts and emails filling up their network's capacity on the 14th as lovers everywhere share messages of love and romance. For those who live on the raunchier side of life in America, sending sexually explicit material or posting rude pictures online might not earn you a criminal sentence, the Huffington Post tells us.

Instead of being prosecuted for sending or receiving naughty pics by text, email or message - which we had no idea was illegal in New Jersey - teenagers will be rehabilitated and helped to see the error of their libidinous ways, rather than be prosecuted under pornography or even child pornography statutes.

'State Assemblywoman Pam Lampitt of Camden, who is sponsoring the bill, said it's important to teach teens the potential consequences of their actions without saddling them with a permanent criminal record. 'We need to create a path that places education and forgiveness before arrest and prosecution,' said Lampitt, a Democrat. 'Young people – especially teen girls – need to understand that sending inappropriate pictures is not only potentially illegal, but can leave an indelible mark on them socially and educationally.'

An indelible mark, eh? Sounds a little like a modern day version of 'The Scarlet (Sex)Letter' to us!

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