Parents and teachers have been warned about the growing danger of "sexting" among teenagers after a landmark conviction yesterday.
A South West teenager who was sent images on his phone of a 14-year-old girl performing sex acts with older teenage boys pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography.
The case is believed to be one of the first convictions of its kind involving "sexting" by children, in which they send sexually explicit material by mobile phone.
The boy, 14, pleaded guilty to possession of child exploitation material after police found a 30-second video on his thumb drive.
Police charged three older boys, aged 15 and 16, with sexual penetration of a child over 13 and under 16 after a teenage get-together on August 27.
The girl, who had been invited to the event, was supplied with alcohol before the alleged offences. The 14-year-old who pleaded guilty yesterday was not at the party.
Bit mental like. Presumably if hes 14, and he went off with a 14 , or even a 15 old girl, then by law hes a kiddy fiddler. In this case, someone sent him a video to his phone and he got stung for it.
Mental law to be honest. Its there for the right reasons, but has a few bugs, to say the least!