Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/09/30

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re- Clementine
From: John Nebel <>
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2002 09:56:31 -0600 (MDT)

Wasn't it in the UK where the age of consent is 16?

I liked the picture and thought it tasteful, but heh, I'm from
Colorado and we are all cowboys or worse!

John Nebel

On Mon, 30 Sep 2002, Neal Friedenthal wrote:

> I usually avoid jumping in on these "controversial" threads, but I have to do so here. While I have no problems with the image itself, it is quite nice and very 
> tastefully done, everyone seems to have missed one important issue, Clementine is only 17 years old. At 17 she is below the age of concent.  Her parent or 
> guardian would have to give permission for the picture to be posted or for that matter taken. The photographer has left himself open for possible civil or even 
> criminal action should the girl or her parents object to the photo. To photograph a minor, nude, without parental permission and supervision leaves the 
> photographer open to a charge of statutory rape even if, as I'm sure is the case here, nothing more happened than the photo session.  To take the photo even 
> with parental concent would in my opinion be ill advised, to post it without permission is downright stupid.  Believe me I am no prude, but I am a realist you have 
> to cover your butt in this world.
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