Politicians can find themselves shamed out of office for sexting. Teens can find themselves shamed out of school and their closest social circles if they do it. And if the images escape onto the broader online world -- well.
In the latter situation, the practice of sexting, even if it involves consenting individuals, can lead to felony sex crime charges that raise the specter of being labeled a sex offender. It's an issue of growing concern across the United States, including in Minnesota.