18 USC § 1466A – Obscene visual representations of the sexual abuse of children
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Federal Laws provide for serious consequences for something as simple as the possession of a cartoon.
Under this statute a person who knowingly produces, distributes, receives, possesses, or possesses with intent to distribute, a visual depiction of any kind, including a drawing, cartoon, sculpture, or painting, that depicts a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct and is obscene; or depicts an image that is, or appears to be, of a minor engaging in graphic sex acts and lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value; or attempts or conspires to do so.
It is not a required element of any offense under this section that the minor depicted actually exist.
This is a sexual offense.
Consequences of a conviction
Those convicted shall be fined under this title and imprisoned not less than 5 years up to 40 years depending on circumstances such as the age of the victim, past criminal history of the convicted and other elements of the crime. Registration as a sexual offender.
What to do
If you or someone you know has or may be charged with a crime involving obscenity a qualified sex crimes lawyer should be contacted immediately. No information should ever be given out to anybody without the presence of a lawyer. Speaking with law enforcement before consulting a lawyer can be a huge mistake even if you think it is the right thing to do.
There are many directions a case can go. To protect your rights and fight in your defense, a sex crimes lawyer is a necessary part of the process to ensure the best outcome for your future.
Contact our offices for a complimentary consultation. Let us help you through this stressful and life altering event and seek justice on your behalf.