A teenager in Canada has been convicted of child porn offences after spreading naked pictures of her boyfriend's ex.
Local news reports that the teenage girl took her boyfriend's phone after she discovered another girl was sending him 'sexts' in November 2012.
The teen found five pictures of the other girl on the device, and after making threats on Facebook sent them out to some friends.
The girl's actions were enough for the court to make an example of her, according to a report by CNN, and convict her of offences related to child porn as the other girl was still a teenager.
The youth crown prosecutor in Victoria said Friday that she had been convicted, and is awaiting sentencing.
While the 16-year-old was tried as a minor, and is out on bail, it is thought she could be in line for a harsh sentence.
But the teen's lawyer insist that while the girl admitted the offences, her actions were not equivalent to making or distributing images of child abuse.
"Our sights have always been set on the constitutional question. ...She never denied that she did this," he told CNN. "Online bullying, yes. Child pornography, no."
The court said that anyone texting naked pictures - particularly of teenagers - needed to be aware of the potential consequences.
"Always be careful of what you allow of pictures to be taken, what you send to whom," Crown Prosecutor Chandra Fisher said outside the court.
"[Teens] need to be careful what they send, what they send to each other and where it might end up."
But the prosecutor herself might need to do her research - she said that while the evidence included 36,000 texts, she "had trouble understanding" many of the messages because she didn't understand text speak.
Jesse James and Sandra Bullock split over James' relationship with tattoo model Michelle "Bombshell" McGee. James and McGee were frequent texters, and <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/18/jesse-james-texted-mistre_n_504161.html" target="_blank">McGee would later use the messages as proof of their relationship</a>. 'Hey there hot stuff,' one message read. Another, '"Speaking of licking."??'
Tiger Woods' salacious sexts fanned the flames of his recent cheating scandal. Joslyn James, one of Woods' alleged lovers, went public with explicit and even aggressive sexts reportedly sent by the golfer. The <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/18/tiger-woods-joslyn-james_n_504087.html">text messages reference</a> choking, golden showers, and refer to James as 'my f--king wh--e'
Ashanti Fan Devar Hurd
Devar Hurd, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/02/18/devar-hurd-ashanti-text-s_n_468072.html" target="_blank">an obsessed fan of Ashanti's</a>, harassed the R&B singer's mother, Tina Douglas, by sending her explicit text messages and photos of his genitals. One example, printed in the <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2009/12/09/2009-12-09_ashanti_stalked_by_indiana_man_say_prosecutors_devar_hurd_texted_rb_stars_mom_gr.html" target="_blank"><i>NY Daily News</i></a>, read, 'Here's a pic I had laying around for the ladies in sum of my birthday suit lol.' Hurd also texted Douglas photos of the singer's car and home. Convinced Ashanti was in love with him, Hurd claimed to be using Douglas to get closer to the singer. He was eventually arrested, sentenced to jailtime, and even diagnosed with a delusional disorder.
High School English Teacher
Forty-one-year-old Melinday Dennehy, a high school English teacher, allegedly sent a series of seductive photos to her 15-year-old student (who forwarded the photos to his friends) that included <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-6270620-504083.html">'four sexy shots'</a> of the teacher with her <a href="http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2766856/alleged_melinda_dennehy_photos_highlight.html">'genitals exposed.'</a> The student later told police that Dennehy, who was arrested and charged with a felony count of indecent exposure, also made advances.
A text message from another woman may have started the violent fight that landed Rhianna in the hospital and lead to Chris Brown's incarceration. <a href="http://www.tmz.com/2009/03/10/chris-brown-rihanna-mystery-woman-text-message/" target="_blank">According to TMZ</a>, Brown's manager, a former lover of his, may have sent him a text message about 'hooking up later,' but reports are sketchy and the actual message was never leaked.
An 8th-grader from Massachusetts allegedly sold nude cell phone photos of his girlfriend to classmates for $5 a piece. Because the girl is also in 8th grade, police say the boy may have <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/video/boy-sells-girlfriends-sexting-pictures-10041647" target="_blank">violated child pornography laws</a>.
In 2009, a couple who worked for Emirates Airlines were <a href="a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5ih_DBbI8rjG5HNW4CSKExuaz21wAD9EGHSU02" target="_blank"" target="_blank">arrested and jailed in Dubai for sending 'steamy' text messages</a>. The pair were charged with 'intent to commit sin' because the woman was married at the time the messages were exchanged. Their sentences we later reduced because there was no proof that the texting ever lead to an extramarital affair.
The Nevada senator's extramarital affair with a former employee was confirmed using an illicit and incriminating sext message Ensign had sent. <a href="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34118852/">MSNBC</a> writes, 'A Nevada man whose wife had an affair with Sen. John Ensign said he discovered the relationship after intercepting a text message around Christmas in 2007. "How wonderful it is. ... Scared, but excited," it read.'
Warne, an Australian cricket player, <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-483649/Serial-love-rat-Shane-Warne-texts-lover--sends-wife-mistake.html" target="_blank">mistakenly sent a suggestive text message, intended for a mistress, to his former wife</A>, who was 8,000 miles away at the time. 'Hey beautiful, I'm just talking to my kids, the back door's open,' the message read. Warne and his ex-wife were reportedly trying to repair their marriage long-distance after Warne's widely publicized infidelities, but this was the last straw for his wife.
X Factor judge Cheryl Cole has separated from her husband, footballer Ashley Cole, after rumors surfaced about her husband's sexting scandal with topless model Sonia Wild, who alleges that Ashley Cole texted her a photo of himself lying in bed in his underwear. She responded by sending photos of herself and, the <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/celebritynews/7218222/Naked-Ashley-Cole-pictures-sent-to-mobile-of-topless-model.html" target="_blank"><i>Telegraph</i></a> reports, the two 'engaged in "text sex."' Ashley Cole has stated that he had given his phone to a teammate that night and was not involved.
<em>Next: The Rules Of Sexting</em>
Keep your face hidden
Tracey says: "Photograph each body part separately so you are pretty much unidentifiable."
No baby talk
Jewels on <a href="http://theindiechicks.com/love-and-sex/dating/sexting-101-dos-and-donts/" target="_blank">IndieChick.com</a> says: “I want you to boink the heck out of me with your wee wee” is not a sexy phrase. If you’re going to sext then be comfortable enough with sexting vernacular to do it right. If you aren’t comfortable with words like moist, cock, and fuck it’s probably best to leave sexting to those who are."
Relationships are important
"Only do it with someone you’re close to or in a serious relationship with," says Tracey Cox
Delete the photos off your phone
Don't sext the wrong person!
Avoid alcohol, says Susan.
Don't use emoticons
"Anything other than a wink is just creepy. If they came up with a blowjob emoticon, fine you have my blessing. But, since I know they haven’t, you have no excuse," says Evelyn Pelczar on <a href="http://elitedaily.com/dating/sex/dos-donts-sexting/" target="_blank">EliteDaily.com</a>.
Don’t sext while drunk
A universal piece of advice, this.
Answer texts promptly
"Sexting is difficult enough because there are 3 to 5 minutes between responses but when it turns to 15 or 20 minutes it becomes pretty awkward," says <a href="http://www.balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/when-sexting-goes-wrong-the#ixzz2bNE1KtkW" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>.
<em>Next: Is Sexting Cheating?</em>