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11-Year-Old Girl Charged for 'Sexting' Topless Pictures

An 11-year-old girl in Grove City, Pa., has been charged for allegedly "sexting" topless pictures of herself to another individual.

The young girl faces a "summary offense," which is a minor violation that includes a fine, according to the Pennsylvania Bar Association

However, it is not clear if a summary offense could go on her public record forever, if she pleads guilty or is found guilty.

“We found that there was a young girl, 11 years of age, she was transmitting images of herself topless,” Grove City Police Cpl. Mark Jaskowak told CBS Pittsburgh. “A parent caught a glimpse of an image on a computer that arose his suspicions. We did get good cooperation from the [girl's] parents and they supplied us with the iPod that was being used. They were like adult conversations with sexual connotations.”

“Because kids have access to these social media, they’re more likely to do that,” said Dr. David Hefner, a local pediatrician. “The biggest thing parents can do to prevent this from happening is to be aware of what their kids are doing. Sit down with your kids and here’s the birds and the bees talk, whether it makes them uncomfortable or not."

Sources: Pennsylvania Bar Association and CBS Pittsburgh

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