His case has drawn national scrutiny, but North Carolina's controversial law isn't unique. States require people convicted of various sex-related offenses to publicly register as sex offenders. They don't always make exceptions for kids, even if their cases are adjudicated in juvenile court. Marsha Levick, deputy director and chief counsel at the Juvenile Law Center, said that youth are unlikely to get in trouble for possessing nude selfies. Possessing a nude photo of yourself does not really fit that definition or concern ," she told The Huffington Post. But legal experts say outdated laws, which designate a teen both victim and perpetrator, are still problematic. Marina Medvin, a criminal defense lawyer in Virginia -- which does not carve out exemptions for youth -- sees this as a free speech issue, she said.
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A teenage boy in North Carolina has been prosecuted for having nude pictures of himself on his own mobile phone. The young man, who is now 17 but was 16 at the time the photos were discovered, had to strike a plea deal to avoid potentially going to jail and being registered as a sex offender. Experts condemned the case as ludicrous. The boy was, however, punished by the courts, and had to agree to be subject to warrantless searches by law enforcement for a year, in addition to other penalties. The young man was also named in the media and suffered a suspension as quarterback of his high school football team while the case was being resolved. Cormega Copening, of Fayetteville, North Carolina, was prosecuted as an adult under federal child pornography felony laws, for sexually exploiting a minor. The minor was himself. Copening was charged with four counts of making and possessing images of himself and one count of possessing a naked image of his year-old girlfriend. His girlfriend, Brianna Denson, took a plea deal after being prosecuted on similar charges for having naked, suggestive pictures of herself on her cellphone. While the pictures were technically illegal, actual sex would not be — the age of consent for sexual intercourse in North Carolina is
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