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Madison County leaders talking middle school students about dangers of sexting

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BETHALTO, Ill. (KMOV.com) – Leaders in the Metro East will be talking to teenagers about the dangers of sexting Thursday.

Sixth through eighth graders at Trimpe Middle School in Bethalto will be receiving the seminar from Madison County leaders. The leaders will be discussing statistics on teens and sexting, along with the criminal statues and penalties that come with it.

There are currently 16 revenge porn laws across the country, but Illinois has the toughest one.

Revenge porn is when vengeful exes humiliate and punish their ex-partners after a breakup. Under Illinois law it is a felony, punishable up to three years in prison and a $25,000 fine.

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