Teens Who Take Nude Photos Of Themselves Can Still Be Treated As Sex Offenders | HuffPost
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His case has drawn national scrutiny, but North Carolina's controversial law isn't unique. States require people convicted of various sex-related offenses to publicly register as sex offenders. They don't always make exceptions for kids, even if their cases are adjudicated in juvenile court. Marsha Levick, deputy director and chief counsel at the Juvenile Law Center, said that youth are unlikely to get in trouble for possessing nude selfies.
The well-known photo, by AP photographer Nick Ut , shows her at nine years of age running naked on a road after being severely burned on her back by a South Vietnamese napalm attack. The Republic of Vietnam Air Force pilot mistook the group for enemy soldiers and diverted to attack. The New York Times editors were at first hesitant to consider the photo for publication because of the nudity, but eventually approved it.