Maryland’s Underage Sexting Case: Punishing Revenge Porn Victims?

  title={Maryland’s Underage Sexting Case: Punishing Revenge Porn Victims?},
  author={Jaideep Singh Lalli},
  journal={Journal of Victimology and Victim Justice},
In 2019, the US State of Maryland’s highest court upheld the conviction of a 16-year-old minor for distributing her own ‘child pornography’ when she privately sent a clip of her performing a (completely legal) sexual act to a social media group of which only she and her two best friends were members. Considering that the child porn statute was never meant to prosecute legal and consensual sexting, this criminalization appears to be contra legem in light of the fact that the Court would not have…