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Victims of ‘sexting’ should be supported, not disciplined

Thursday, March 08, 2018 @ 8:38 AM | By Deborah Howden

People have an infinite capacity for thwarting their own careers.

The fact that they sometimes do so by inappropriately sexting (i.e., sending sexual messages, sometimes with photos or videos, via a digital device) is therefore not surprising. Remember Anthony Weiner, the disgraced U.S. congressman who sent sexually explicit photos and messages to women and a 15-year-old girl? He began serving jail time in November 2017 for his crimes against the minor.

Rarely, however, are the victims of inappropriate sexual conduct subject to discipline.

Not so for...