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Teens Face Sex Charges Over Nude Selfies

North Carolina authorities arrested a 16-year-old girl in February for committing two felony sex crimes against herself when she sent a nude photo to her boyfriend last fall, The Fayetteville Observer reported Tuesday. The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office issued a warrant for the girl as both the adult perpetrator and the minor victim of two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. If convicted, the girl could be sent to prison and would be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of her life. Police also charged her boyfriend with five counts of sexual exploitation of minor and, if convicted, he also faces prison time and registering as a sex offender. Though sexting a photo is considered illegal in North Carolina, the age of consent for sexual activity is 16.