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Sexual Performance by a Child

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This is the Florida subsection relating to the unlawful activities which involve the sexual performance of a minor. Performance  means any play, motion picture, photograph, or dance or any other visual representation exhibited before an audience. A visual representations of the sexual performance of a minor is more commonly known as Child Pornography.

  • A person  is guilty of the use of a child in a sexual performance if he or she  engages a minor in a sexual performance or, being a parent, legal guardian, or custodian of such child, consents to the participation by such child in a sexual performance.
  • A person is guilty of promoting a sexual performance by a child when he or she produces, directs, or promotes any performance which includes sexual conduct by a minor.
  • It is unlawful for any person to possess with the intent to promote any visual depiction which includes any sexual conduct by a child. The possession of three or more copies of such visual representation is enough evidence of an intent to promote.
  • It is unlawful for any person to knowingly possess, control, or intentionally view a photograph, motion picture, exhibition, show, representation, image, data, computer depiction, or other presentation which, in whole or in part, he or she knows to include any sexual conduct by a child.

See full statute subsection and definitions here

Charges for the preceding conduct can add up very quickly. Penalties are exceedingly harsh.

What to do

Sex offenses, especially those involving children, can result in harsh penalties if you are convicted of the crime.  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.