QUOTE (Fitz @ Jun 5 2010, 08:38 PM)
Haha, yeah I remember that. Actually, maybe later down the track, I may ask you for some tips on photoshop. I been meaning to learn it a bit more for ages, though I just never get around to it.
Yep, you were right. I was asking if you had a sexual photo with yourself or an ex-girlfriend (not you specifically, just in general), and it was lets say when you guys were 16. Do those photo's automatically become child pornography as soon as you become an adult, even though they are of yourself and an ex or current girlfriend. I remember you were getting treated unfairly by some, and I was whipping out the photo's just for laughs, lol.
That shit unerved me to no end....it really bugged me so I went and spoke with a friend of mine that works at a law firm. It's one of those real "grey" areas....tecnically it IS considered illegal...because the bottom line is you are in possesion of pictures that depict an underage person. HOWEVER, they said any defense lawyer worth his salt...for sure with cooperation from the now woman in the photo SHOULD be able to get a person off if it were to ever come up in a legal setting....BUT the bigger danger is the damage from any media coverage in relation to jobs and family....that shit you can't always fix EVEN with a valid, reasonable explanation.
It's kind of fucked up (I just found this out recently).....I have a friend of mine from high school who is now listed on the TX state website for Child sex offenders.....he has to check in on a regular basis to update his photograph, he has to follow all of the same rules a lurking child sex addict has to......just because he was 18 and his then girlfriend was 16 and they had sex.
the site lists him as "sexual assault of a minor"....and gives his "victims" age at the time of the incident as 16.
YET.....the site fails to mention he and this woman have been married for over 10 years and have two children.
That shit is fucked up!