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A defendant who is facing charges of child pornography could be subject
to harsh punishment if convicted, including steep fines and stiff prison
sentences. Under Missouri state law, conviction of child pornography could
mean punishments equivalent to that of a Class A felony. In
federal cases, the penalties for child pornography can be extremely severe.
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Punishment for Child Pornography
The Missouri Revised Statute §573.010 defines child pornography as
any obscene material depicting sexual conduct, contact, or performance,
including a minor under the age of 18 as a participant or portrayed observer
of the material. Child pornography is punishable under the same statute
as sexual exploitation of a minor. An individual facing the charge of
sexual exploitation may be convicted of a Class B felony, punishable by
up to 15 years in prison.
If the child involved with the crime was under the age of 14, conviction
would be categorized as a Class A felony, carrying a minimum prison sentence
of 10 years and a
maximum sentence of life in prison.
The production of obscene material is not required to make an arrest for
child pornography. Possession, both intentional and unintentional, of
child pornography is punishable under Missouri state law as a Class C
felony. The offense is punishable by up to 7 years in prison unless the
minor depicted in the material was under the age of 14, in which case
the crime would be considered a Class B felony.
Review our Case Results to see how we’ve helped past clients fight
their child pornography charges.
Conviction of a
sex crime involving a child comes with additional ramifications that may follow
the individual for the rest of his or her life.
The state of Missouri requires all individuals who are convicted of the
sexual exploitation of a minor to enroll with the state's sex offender registry. The registry is a public list intended to inform the public of possible
sexual predators in the community. As such, anyone facing these allegations
should be intent on working with a skilled St. Louis sex crime attorney
capable of protecting their future.
Choosing The Hammer Law Firm, LLC
At The Hammer Law Firm, LLC, our criminal lawyers are equipped with the
skills required to
present a solid defense on behalf of clients facing sex crimes charges. We are passionate about
defending the rights and interests of our clients regardless of the charges
they are facing and we want to do the same for you.
Contact a St. Louis criminal defense attorney from our firm to discuss your situation today.