Others — cynics or realists, you decide — feel that pre-teen modeling is a sexploitation fantasy world that links pedophiles to unknowing children.
A Web search for “legal pre-teen model Web sites” generates about 12,400 hits.
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Many sites offer membership for fees of about a month to simply view the photos.
That only requires a prosecutor show that posing for the Web site subjected the child to a “substantial risk of harm.” Arguably, the pre-teen modeling Web sites present both potential physical harm from a pedophile stalker and potential psychological problems from being exploited.
A prosecutor would have to show concrete risks to children from working with these pre-teen modeling sites though, rather than just the hypothetical about the potential dangers —which may be hard to do.
State law may be an easier win, depending on whether a particular state has granted more protection.
State statutes vary, but “reckless endangerment” of a child may be a potential legal remedy.
But does pre-teen modeling lead to stardom — or exploitation?