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Texas Court OKs Explicit Adult-Minor Sex Talk Online...

Texas Court OKs Explicit Adult-Minor Sex Talk Online...

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(CHRISTIAN POST) -- Texas' highest criminal court ruled on Wednesday that sexually explicit communication between adults and children online is protected under the First Amendment and struck down a section of a 2005 law that prohibited it. State lawyers are now worried perverts will run amok.

According to a report in the Houston Chronicle, the ruling now means that propositioning someone younger than 17 remains illegal but "talking dirty" is legal.

Judge Cathy Cochran, author of the ruling, said the law "may protect children from suspected sexual predators before they ever express any intent to commit illegal sexual acts, but it prohibits the dissemination of a vast array of constitutionally protected speech and materials."

According to the Statesman, lawyers for the state had argued that without the ban on sexually explicit communication, "perverts will be free to bombard our children with salacious emails and text messages, and parents and law enforcement would be unable to stop it." Continue reading via Christian Post...

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