North Dakota residents whose teenage children have been arrested after sexting incidents may have questions about why their children are facing charges. While most criminal codes do not address sexting, it is possible that teenagers under 18 may be accused of child pornography charges.
Residents of North Dakota may have heard the term phishing before. However, it is important to understand what it is and how it can affect a person. Phishing is the act of fishing for an individual's financial or other personal information. It commonly involves an individual receiving an email that looks like it is from a financial or government agency. However, it is actually from a person or entity committing a scam.
North Dakota parents may be aware of a modern phenomenon called cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is similar to traditional bullying, except that it occurs online or through other digital means. Examples of cyberbullying include sending threatening emails, spreading revealing or embarrassing information about an individual or using a website to rate people on their appearance. Ultimately, these actions attempt to intimidate or humiliate an individual.
A 50-year-old man was taken into custody on Sept. 21 at a Bismarck hotel. He reportedly sent nude photographs of himself via email as well as explicit text messages to an officer posing as a 16-year-old girl. The man then reportedly arranged to meet with the undercover officer at the hotel.