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The legal problems arise when underage kids take nude photos of themselves and send them to others. A person that takes the photograph could be charged with Producing/Manufacturing Child Sexually Abusive Material, which is a 20-year felony.

If a photograph depicts a person younger than 18 as nude or partially nude, then it could be considered child pornography. Anyone that forwards or simply possesses these pictures could face child pornography charges as well.

Child pornography laws can be very harsh; many impose years in prison for each image.

Furthermore, in almost all states, adults convicted of child pornography offenses are required to register as sex offenders.

Finally, an adult that shares nude or sexual photos of another adult without his or her permission or who sends unwanted sexts to another person could be charged with harassment or sued in civil court for causing emotional distress or other damage.