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Selling or Buying of Children

18 USC § 2251A

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The buying or selling of children for the intent or with knowledge that the child will engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of creating a visual depiction of such conduct is an extremely serious offense. Those that can be charged with this violation include any parent, legal guardian, or other person having custody or control of a minor. Whoever purchases or otherwise obtains custody or control of a minor, or offers to purchase or otherwise obtain custody or control of a minor is in violation of this statute. The federal requirements of this statute involve transport or communication affecting or using interstate commerce in any territory or possession of the United States.

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Consequences of a conviction

Those convicted shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than 30 years or for life and by a fine.

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What to do

If you or someone you know has or may be charged with a sex crime 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.