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Charlotte County Sheriff's handing out sexting citations

Posted at 9:37 PM, Jan 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-23 21:37:21-05

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. --- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office will start citing people for sexting. 

The sexting statue was instituted by the State of Florida (FSS 847.0141), but had no method created to document a first offense at the Clerk of Courts. Which left each jurisdiction to implement their own methods. 

Juvenile sexting citation comes with the following three options: 

  • Minors pay a fine
  • Take a class 
  • Complete community service hours 

The first offense will result in a citation from officials, the second offense is a misdemeanor and the third offense will be considered a felony.