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"Sexting" for underage kids might be illegal soon

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If passed through the Senate, new House Bill 2357 will make it illegal for minors to "sext" or send inappropriate content through their phone to other minors.

It's already a felony for those over age 18 to possess graphic pictures of minors, but, if passed,  no one will be allowed to send explicit photos to minors.

59 News asked a parent in Beckley what her thoughts on this legislature is.

"I believe it's a good law. There shouldn't be any of it anyway. They shouldn't be texting whether they're 18 or under. Texting inappropriately," said parent and grandparent Kathy Rorrer.

This new legislature is still waiting on action from Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, so it will not go into effect any time soon.

It is still, technically, legal for two adults to "sext."