The crime of child pornography includes the possession, production, and distribution or sale of images, including computer-generated images, or videos that sexually exploit children. Prepubescent and pubescent or post-pubescent minors are the typical victims of this crime.
In California, Proposition 83 makes it a felony to possess child pornography. Under Proposition 83, an individual charged with possession of child pornography faces prison, a fine, and mandatory registration as a sex offender for life under Penal Code 290. Moreover, Proposition 83 penalizes those who use the Internet to contact or arrange meetings with those under 18 years of age for sexual purposes.
In federal court, child pornography is prosecuted largely under 18 U.S.C. §§ 2251 through 2260. Potential penalties include stiff prison sentences, fines, restitution, civil and criminal forfeiture.
An effective defense can protect a person against a Child Pornography charge.
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