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editor - June 16, 2010

Disfigured blogger Perez Hilton posted an uncensored upskirt picture of teenager Miley Cyrus late Sunday night on his Twitter page, and it turns out that's illegal. You can't distribute pictures of a childs vagina, not even on the internet. And now, happily, he could be in real trouble (note: but won't be of course because this is LA). PopEater says...

At 17, Cyrus is still considered a minor, and the posting of the photo could legally constitute child pornography. Though Hilton pulled the photo down from his server, it was there long enough for many sites to take screengrabs of it.
"We're not talking about a misdemeanor. You don't have to know what the definition of the law is, all you have to do is knowingly distribute the photograph," Los Angeles-based attorney Jeffrey Douglas told Salon. He went on to call Hilton's decision to post the photo "suicidal."
While some are asserting that the photo was doctored to falsely portray Cyrus as not wearing underwear, experts insist it likely won't matter. Whether she was or wasn't, the photo that Hilton posted would still fall under child pornography laws.
"That is still a crime and it is punishable just the same," Douglas told Salon.

Salon asserts that if an attorney is so inclined to go after Hilton, "he could be prosecuted on the state or federal level -- or both -- with a conviction potentially resulting in a 15 year sentence and lifetime registration as a sex offender."
Neither Cyrus or Hilton have commented on the photo since it was posted.

The picture was taken during the video shoot below, in a different set where she got out of the car with the door closed, and in that skirt it's easy to see why she was susceptible to this kind of thing. And, um...

This is the part where I normally try to say something funny, but all the set-ups to a joke about teenage vagina were seemingly illegal. But maybe the punchline by itself won't be so here you go: I normally just go to the park and say oh no my ice cream truck broke down. "It's all gonna melt," I say. "Do you ladies wanna come help me eat it before it melts?"

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