Florida's Teenagers Can Now Sext Without Worrying About Becoming a Felon

Gov. Rick Scott delivered terrific news for the state's horny and technologically advanced teenagers today. He's signed a bill that lowers the penalties for minors sending pictures of their junk to each other. Used to be kids could get charged with big-time felonies like distribution of child pornography. Problem was no one really wanted to charge kids with crimes like that for stupid teenage hijinks, so the new law actual represents a more practical way to deal with the matter.

Any under-aged, would-be Weiner who sends another minor a sexually explicit text message, photo or video will now be forced to either pay a fine of $60 or complete eight hours of community service.

The second offense however could lead to 60 days in jail and a $500 fine. Ouch. The charges could get bumped up to a felony on the fourth offense.

So basically kids, you only get three sexts before you become a felon. Choose that sext message wisely.

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