04/27/2015 07:57 EDT | Updated 06/27/2015 05:59 EDT

B.C. Teen Convicted Of Sexting Child Porn Gets Conditional Discharge

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VICTORIA - A Victoria teenager convicted on child pornography charges for sexting pictures of another girl has been handed a conditional discharge.

The teen was convicted last year of possessing and distributing child pornography after texting out explicit photos of her boyfriend's ex-girlfriend.

The court imposed a six-month sentence with conditions that include she write a letter of apology to the victim and keep the peace, which will lead to an absolute discharge and no criminal record if she complies.

The now-18-year-old can't be named because she was 16 at the time of the offence, but in a statement read out to the court she apologized for her actions.

The teen ended up changing schools because of the stigma attached to her conviction, but she has since graduated and now has a full-time job.

Defence lawyer Christopher Mackie says his client still intends to appeal, because she believes her conviction was unconstitutional. (CFAX)


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