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Is it illegal to send sexually explicit messages to minors under Wisconsin State law? For the less intelligent: "Is sexting illegal?"

I'm just asking about dirty messages not pictures since I know that is illegal. Would I make any difference if the person receiving them was 14? Or 16? Or if the person sending them was a minor? Yeah in case you want to know why I'm asking, it is because this girl sent me dirty messages the other day (use your imagination, I don't feel like writing them on here). I have heard cell phone company's keep records, would the texts be shown if one person called the cops? Can your parents pay more to see them? Just so everyone knows, I'm not planning on sending dirty messages if I find out that it's legal, I just want to know if she could get in trouble. What if she called me and said that stuff? Then does the government have an authority to listen in or record that phone call? I'm actually pretty sure that is illegal because it is eavesdropping which is protected under our privacy rights. Also she lives in Oklahoma...

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This question is causing my "mother senses" to make my skin feel crawly. How old are you, Nareetz? Why would you be accepting "sexts" from a little girl? There would likely be no consequences for her, but I can't say the same for you. If you are having long-distance relationships with minor girls, you are playing not only with fire, but with a young girl's feelings, and that is a crappy thing to do. It is exploitative, mean, and disgusting.

Why not just find someone your own age in your own town? Or can't you function with women your own age?

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I'm 16, shes 14. And you think I can help it that she sends me messages about how she wants to suck on my dick as so on? Obviously if I wanted that, I wouldn't be asking people on here about it... And it's good I'm getting advice from a mom who should know what's best, but I sense my good reputation taking a hit from you. Read my explanation then respond, i wasn't the one who sent the texts...
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I'm a minor too, I think thats what you didn't understand...
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Yes.. I got the willies too.. I couldn't even answer this, due to the words forming in my head.. Green..
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Ok seriously I didn't do anything wrong! What the crap, don't you two understand?
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They don't. They're ignorant because they refuse to actually read the whole question, and even if you explain to them that you are also a minor, it won't register.
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I apologize for upsetting you, Nareetz. I always respond harshly when I think there might be a pedophile in the house. I feel very protective of young girls because there are so many people out to hurt them.

I am sorry for questioning your motives, it's a bad thing to make an assumption about something like that. I hope you will forgive.
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Don't YOU make assumptions about people, either, Horror. You don't know anything about either of us, but I will tell you that you don't want to take on me or FreudianSlip in a battle of brains. We DID read the entire question, and it gave us both crawly skin. I have already made my apologies to Nareetz, and I don't owe you anything.
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Ok sorry we got off on the wrong foot. I shouldn't have gotten so mad, but it is very demeaning for you to say I can't function with girls properly or to assume that I'm some pedophile. And then get another remark from someone who thinks very similar to you... I deserve a little more respect. I just feel sick when (sorry if it sounds like I'm singling all of you out) mothers are overprotective and don't understand things the first time you tell them. I was always completely honest with my mom, I never did anything that bad, but I could never live up to her expectations, my parents always get mad at me for little things, I feel like they should know better. Sorry for switching the topics. I'd just like to say kids are driven by hormones, everything that is considered "right" or "wrong" is the general perception in our society. I have high moral standards though. You just really struck a nerve with me, I don't get mad that easily so im fine now. It's ok, if you wanna ask anything else you can, but I just don't think in general parents understand their kids for many reasons.
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I treat girls with much respect and I totally agree with that part of what you said.
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I believe you completely, Nareetz. Sorry that I struck a nerve. Would it make you feel any better somehow if I told you that I'm not a mom (except for my dogs, that is)? I understand completely about hormones, and I think that guys actually have the worst of it because testosterone is so powerful. It affects every part of a man's life, from sex to work, from competition to being successful, and in a hundred more ways.

I'm glad that you have high moral standards. It's unusual to hear a teenager say that in this day and age. It will make your life more successful and more enjoyable. I hope that you have a great life! :)
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Oh ok haha, thanks
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Nareetz, tell your parents this is happening and follow their advice. You did nothing wrong here. Keep it that way. Do not respond to the texts. If you can't tell your parents, tell your VP at school. Someone in your life who is in a position of authority needs to know this is happening. They will know what to do.
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Eh, I don't want to tell on her
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I got to be honest, I send her some sexually suggestive texts, but they were total jokes, and they weren't really explicit. She kinda just took it a little too far.
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Se actually says she feels bad about it, I seriously worked everything out with her, its going just fine.
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It is illegal to send an explicit verbal or written message to a minor. They are called computer crimes and if caught, you can face many consequences. If you send it to a minor and he/she reports it, your phone will be tracked down. For more details, visit http://www.legalexplorer.com/resources/database/pubpdfs/54-onb18.pdf.

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What consequences could be made? Also is it illegal in ALL states (even Oklahoma)?
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It's actually a FEDERAL crime ... above any state laws. And there are NO federal "misdemeanors" - only "felonies".
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Bullsh... There's no way that's true
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Walt Oreagan, I'm a Minor. How could that be a federal crime?
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YES! Dont do it!

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Yes your parents can read your texts... all they have to do is ask the provider (in most cases).

It is illegal but if the person sending them is also a minor its less horrible. However i dont advise sending any back because if their mom or dad finds them you could be in hot water!

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Alright thanks, that helps a lot
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Use this answer as a reference for this question and all future questions you may have; If you ever feel that anything is or maybe wrong, then it probally is wrong; just avoid that situation or any acts involved with that situation and you will be just fine.

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Ok, but I'd rather have some logic backed up behind it. I definitely see what your saying, but sometimes (not really pertaining to this issue) people do limit themselves because of what they Think is wrong.
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Send me one!

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You want me to send you one of the dirty texts she sent me?!
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CYA......reply, but tell her to STOP sending you dirty messages or you'll report her! Make it known that you're NOT participating in or condoning this behavior! ......if you're really innocent in all this! She got your # somehow..... Just sayin....

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I'm not going to report her, but I already told her all of this and how she should watch what she texts to people.
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