Germany's coalition government was considering legislation where it would have been illegal if someone between 14-17 years old used money or a reward to get someone else in that age group to engage in sexual contact.
Critics stated the definition of something for value was so broad that teens could be arrested for having sex after inviting someone over for a movie. Purchasing sex from minors will be illegal under the new legislation.
It is illegal for someone over 18 to have sex with someone under 18 in Germany. The new law will have bigger penalties for adults who possess child pornography versus teen porn. But, teens will not be punished for having nude pictures of other teens