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      DA raises awareness of 'sexting' dangers

      Lawyers across the country are celebrating ~Law Day. TM This year TMs theme focuses on new challenges in the law field.

      Dougherty County TMs District Attorney is speaking out about one new challenge"the technology-based crime"sexting. Edwards TM advice on sexting is simple"just don TMt do it.

      Number one it TMs illegal and number two it TMs stupid, Edwards said.

      But more and more people, especially teens, are sending naked pictures through their phones, which is causing concern for parents.

      That TMs very much a concern for us as parents and as grandparents because those kind of things you see a lot of children being missing, said Josephine Anderson, of Albany.

      Edwards says if you send a naked picture of someone under 18-years-old, you could find yourself charged with child pornography, on the sex offender registry, and in prison.

      A felony is any instance where you can be in prison for in excess of a year and these different statues that apply in Georgia are all felonies.

      Edwards warns that once you send pictures from your phone, it becomes that much easier to get on the web|forever.

      Quite honestly, parents don TMt know about it and that TMs why it TMs going on.