Columbia, SC asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Juvenile Law for South Carolina

Q: This is kind of an odd question lol so prepare yourself.

I am a 16 year old girl and am constantly asked for nudes on social media sites like snapchat and instagram. I’m often offered money for said photos or videos. I don’t ever want to send my own photos so I started just looking up photos online and sending those photos in exchange for money. I’ve made over $900 just in 2020 and I’m not entirely sure if it’s illegal on my part? I mean I know it’s illegal on their side, as they are above 18 and i’m not and they’re asking for pictures but is there any way I could get into trouble with this?

1 Lawyer Answer
Stephen Grooms
Stephen Grooms
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Licensed in South Carolina

A: What you are doing is definitely not legal, I would strongly recommend you quit immediately and stop interacting with strangers on social platforms. There are a number of different federal and state criminal charges this could fall under (not to mention potential civil claims) and the people you are dealing with are potentially dangerous.

To be clear I am not your attorney, and my recommendation is general advice regarding the question you posted.

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