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House Bill Could Lock Teens up for More Than a Decade – USA TODAY

Last month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017, which is now being reviewed by the U.S. Senate Committee on Judiciary. One of the more controversial provisions of the bill enacts mandatory minimum sentences of 15 years or more for using phones to exchange nude photographs. Critics argue that such a sentence could adversely affect minors who are participating in the consensual exchange of nude photographs. Read more.

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