A 2015 Illinois law aimed at sexting - when images are sent via text or other electronic means - lets courts sentence minors to supervision and community service.Law enforcement retains discretion about how to handle such matters.
Though the issue can be politically sensitive, at least 20 states have revised their laws to provide alternatives to child porn charges.Guidelines from the Illinois Association of School Boards say not reporting explicit images of kids can itself be a crime.The family's attorney contends a recording with no visible images of sex acts cannot qualify as child pornography. Either way, critics say, child pornography laws should not be invoked to prosecute kids who share sexual images with other kids.She also asked if the family should get an attorney. Corey's parents, Maureen and Doug Walgren (pictured), have sued the school for million, accusing it in a federal lawsuit of unnecessarily traumatizing their son by warning him he could be criminally charged and forced to register as a sex offender Madden asked Walgren if he understood what he did was wrong. he knew he made a mistake,' the dean said in documents. 'Corey was calm, cooperative and respectful,' Madden said. Walgren may not have shown it, but what he heard must have caused him 'psychological distress ... After meeting school officials, Walgren was told to wait at a student-services office while his mother drove to the school.He sat behind a secretary, and the two chatted casually. Surveillance footage later showed him walking up a multi-story municipal parking garage less than a mile away from school. A woman heading to her car glanced up to see someone sitting five floors above.Those images, which Walgren said were sent to him by others, were among contents downloaded by Naperville police.