The balance struck by House Bill 17-1302 has been sought for years by Amy Hasinoff, Communication Assistant Professor (and the author of Sexting Panic). Hasinoff maintains, "Laws in a lot of states essentially say that whether you sext with consent or with malicious intent, we're going to give you the same penalty. And studies have shown that about 30 percent of teenagers sext. So we're talking about something that's essentially normal for about a third of teens and turning it into child pornography."
Teens sexting bill about punishing abusers, not victims
Westword, April 4