TALLAHASSEE — Four years after championing a law that inadvertently made sexting an unenforceable crime in Florida, a state senator is pushing to close that loophole.
The Legislature in 2011 set out to update out-of-date statutes to address minors who send nude photos to other minors.
“Unfortunately it was not written in the proper posture,” said Sen. Joseph Abruzzo, D-Wellington, the sponsor of the 2011 bill and a new proposal making its way through the Legislature this year.
The proposed fix would make it possible to actually charge juveniles with sexting. The Senate Criminal Justice Committee unanimously approved the measure Monday.