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Florida lawmakers to revisit sexting law

JosephAbruzzoIn 2011, Florida lawmakers made sure young people who sent racy pictures to each other via cellphone wouldn’t be labeled sex offenders.

But they may have inadvertently made sexting a crime that can’t be punished.

An appellate judge in West Palm Beach last month pointed out that the 2011 law makes sexting a noncriminal violation for first-time offenders — and that no court in Florida has jurisdiction over civil offenses for minors.

Sen. Joseph Abruzzo, a Wellington Democrat who carried the sexting bill in 2011, said he plans to propose a fix.

"It's important to get the law on the books correctly," Abruzzo said Tuesday.

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