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CUA Law Professor Mary Leary was quoted in a May 23, 2019 Washington Post article entitled "A teen texted a graphic video of herself to friends. A court said she’d shared child pornography."
 


A teen texted a graphic video of herself to friends. A court said she’d shared child pornography.

From: The Washington Post
By: Ann E. Marimow
Date: May 23, 2019

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The case in Maryland raises questions about how to treat teenagers who voluntarily self-produce and share their own sexually explicit images.

“We can’t have a cookie-cutter response,” said Catholic University law professor Mary Leary, who has written extensively on the legal response to self-produced child pornography.

. . .

“We should resist having a firm rule,” Leary said, and instead account for different circumstances, for instance, between a teen willingly sending a picture to a romantic partner and a spurned boyfriend or girlfriend widely circulating such images.
 

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Mary G. Leary   

Professor Mary G. Leary's
Areas of Expertise

Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Technology

Exploitation of children and women

Human Trafficking

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