Sep 19, 2013 4:44 PM PT Last Updated: Sep 19, 2013 5:22 PM PT
Sexting Victoria teen girl to be tried on child porn charge
"Girl, 16, faces child porn charge for texting nude photo of another girl
A 16-year-old Victoria girl has been charged with distributing child pornography for sending a picture of another girl by text message on her phone.
The trial of a Victoria-area teen who is facing child pornography charges for allegedly texting a nude picture of another girl without her consent will go ahead before a constitutional challenge, a judge has ruled.
The 16-year-old Saanich girl is facing charges of possession and distribution of child pornography and uttering threats after she allegedly distributed nude pictures of her boyfriend's ex-girlfriend.
Today, a provincial court judge ruled the trial will go ahead this fall, before a related constitutional challenge to the child pornography law will be heard.
The teen's lawyer Christopher Mackie says they are launching a constitutional challenge against Canada's child pornography laws as they apply to people under age, claiming the charges amount to age discrimination."
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