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What Constitutes Child Pornography?

If you have been accused or charged with a crime related to underage pornography, you need help from an experienced The Villages child pornography defense attorney. Florida law defines child pornography as any image depicting a minor engaged in sexual conduct. Based on this definition, the law establishes that it is illegal to knowingly possess, control or view any form of child porn.

A minor is defined as a child who is under 18 years old. Some examples of child pornography include pictures, videos, shows and exhibitions, computer data files, and streamed or downloaded videos. Images or videos where a minor is involved in sexual activity can result in both state and federal charges. A federal sex offense conviction involves harsher penalties, fines, and lifetime registration on the National Sex Offender Registry.

Florida Child Pornography Laws

Florida child pornography laws define it as any image depicting a minor engaged in a sexual act. These laws include:

  • Florida Statute 847.0135: covers the Computer Pornography and Child Exploitation Prevention Act which establishes and defines prohibited computer usage.
  • Florida Statute 847.0138: discusses the unlawful transmission of images, information or any sort of data depicting sexual conduct to a minor.
  • Florida Statute 827.071(5)(a): includes definitions for different types of sexual performance by children as well as their penalties.

Child pornography charges can have long-term consequences on your professional and personal life. Due to the seriousness of these offenses, charges carry harsh penalties including imprisonment and your name being added to the sex offender database. That is why you need a qualified criminal defense lawyer to help guide you through this challenging process.

Distribution of Child Pornography

Possession, production, sale, or distribution of child pornography is a crime in Florida. When someone transports, duplicates, and sends it to others, they are charged with the distribution of child pornography. In the state of Florida, the penalty for transmitting or distributing child pornography is a maximum of 15 years in jail and mandatory registration as a sex offender.

Exposing a Minor to Pornography

If you are suspected, accused, and later charged and convicted of exposing a minor to pornography, you should contact a child porn attorney immediately. In order to be convicted of exposing a minor to pornography in Florida, it must be established that you deliberately exposed the child to a video, image, movie, presentation, or exhibition that you knew was pornographic and could damage the child.

Manufacturing of Child Pornography

The manufacturing of child pornography is prohibited in Florida, and it is unlawful to promote the sexual performance of a child. The law defines “promote” as the manufacturing, sale, or dissemination of any play, movie, photo, dance, or other visual depiction exhibiting sexual conduct by a minor. Making child porn is a very serious offense and can take you from Lake County Courthouse to Lake County Jail. When a child pornography arrest occurs, it usually follows the execution of a search warrant by law enforcement.

Possession of Child Pornography

Possession of child pornography is a third-degree felony in Sumter County, Florida. Possession or viewing of material depicting a minor engaging in sexual activity is a felony under both state and federal law. These statutes are commonly known as possession of child pornography laws and extend to photographs, movies, and even computer-generated AI images. Every image can be charged as a new sexual offense.

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    Transmission of Child Pornography

    Transmission of child pornography is also referred to as distribution of child pornography. Child pornography includes any image of a person under the age of 18 engaging in sexual activity including sexual intercourse, deviant intercourse, masturbation, bestiality, lewd exhibition, touching of private areas with the goal to pleasure or arouse, and any other act that is deemed sexual or resembles an act leading to sexual battery.

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