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Local Police Warn Parents of Sexting, More Kids Are Doing It


CIRCLEVILLE –No person create, reproduce, or publish any obscene material that has a minor or impaired person as one of its participants or portrayed observers, and its a felony.

That can include your minor who took the photo and sent it to someone else, and Circleville Police said its trending. The police department shared a post today about two kinds of crimes Sexting and Sextortion, and they say that the two work together.

Sexting: occurs when someone sends via text message or posts on the internet sexually charged messages or images, including nude or semi-nude pictures.

Sextortion: is a serious crime that occurs when someone threatens to distribute your private and sensitive material if you don’t provide them images of a sexual nature, sexual favors, or money.

Police say Sexting commonly turns into Sextortion

and police say you should do the following.

  • Routinely check your child’s phone
  • spend time online together with your children
  • Keep the computer in a common area where you can watch and monitor its use.
  • Check your credit card and phone bills for unfamiliar account charges.
  • Take your child seriously if he or she reports an uncomfortable online exchange.

If you suspect your child is a victim or how to better protect your children contact Circleville Police Department, who has specialists that can handle these kinds of crime.