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Child Pornography to a Minor

When it comes to child pornography, there’s no denying that popular depictions involve adults abusing minors for nefarious purposes. However, a recent and controversial legal issue has arisen, and it could have severe ramifications for residents in Nassau County, Suffolk County, Brooklyn and NYC. This involves selling, distributing, or sending child pornography to a minor.

Though controversial, many minors (mostly high school students) have faced child pornography charges because they were accused of sending images of themselves to other minors in explicit and/or sexual poses. While minors may regard “sexting” as no big deal, since it is consensual and usually between friends, the law takes a different stance — minors can be arrested under current child pornography laws, and defendants can be sentenced to a minimum of five years in a federal prison.

The Child Pornography Laws the Prosecution Will Use

Whether your child was caught sexting or sending sexually explicit images or depictions of a minor to another minor by email, here are the child pornography laws the prosecution will use to condemn the accused minor:

According to Title 18, Chapter 110, Section 2552A (6), a minor can be charged because he or she “knowingly distributes, offers, sends, or provides to a minor any visual depiction, including any photograph, film, video, picture, or computer-generated image or picture, whether made or produced by electronic, mechanical, or other means, where such visual depiction is, or appears to be, of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct.”

As previously mentioned, such charges carry a minimum sentence of five years in a federal prison. Additionally, if a minor has been convicted of such charges on a previous case, the punishments will be more severe.

Brill Legal Group Can Help When Charged With a Juvenile Sex Crime on Long Island or in NYC

The Brill Legal Group Has the Resources to Defend Your Child
If your child or student has been accused of selling, distributing and/or sending sexually explicit images of themselves or others in the form of a photograph, visual image, or sexting, we will fight to defend your child’s good name and future.

Being charged with child pornography can have a devastating effect on minors, as it can destroy their future and force a sex offender label on them. Your child deserves a chance at a future free from sex offender registration, particularly if such charges were brought as a result of unfortunate trends such as sexting.

If you and your minor need legal representation, contact us or call our child pornography defense attorneys at the Brill Legal Group at: 888-315-9841. Our legal team is prepared to assist you with your legal needs.

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