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Q: i am a foreign exchange student in US. my friends sent nude pics to girl from my phone . am i gonna get in trouble

they used my phone, but there is no nude pics of me. and that girl said that i didnt do anything wrong. it was only my friends

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: If your friends used your phone to send nude pictures without your knowledge or consent, it's important to understand that you could still face legal issues, especially if the pictures were sent to a minor. The fact that the pictures did not depict you might be helpful, but it does not necessarily absolve you of all responsibility, as the phone is registered under your name.

The girl's statement that you did nothing wrong is helpful but may not be enough to prevent legal problems. In cases involving the distribution of explicit images, law enforcement often investigates to determine who is responsible.

It's crucial to be honest about what happened and to cooperate with any investigation. If approached by law enforcement, it would be wise to consult with an attorney before making any statements. An attorney can help protect your rights and guide you through the legal process.

In the future, be cautious about who has access to your phone and personal belongings, as you can be held responsible for actions taken with your property. Always keep in mind the serious nature of sending or sharing explicit images, especially in a school or exchange student environment.

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