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Possession of child pornography refers to pornography that depicts minors, it is illegal almost everywhere on the world. Federal law (18 U.S.C.A. 2256) defines child pornography as a visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct that involves a minor or an identifiable minor. A minor is any person under the age of eighteen. An identifiable minor is someone who was a minor when the image was created. This includes images used to create the depiction of sexual activity. The definition of sexually explicit conduct includes sexual intercourse, masturbation, bestiality, sadistic or masochistic acts, or the lascivious exhibition of the genitals or pubic area.
If convicted of child pornography charges, you will need to register as a sex offender. Regardless of the actual circumstance of the child pornography charge, you will register as a child pornographer. Child pornography cases are prosecuted vigorously. If convicted of charges of possession of child pornography you are looking at five to fifteen years of imprisonment.
If you are facing possession of child pornography charges you need a criminal defense lawyer with experience handling child pornography cases to help you with your child pornography charges. Being charged with child pornography, it is important to obtain expert legal assistance. An experienced criminal defense lawyer can give you the assistance you need to protect your rights.
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