One of the most serious sex crimes that a criminal defendant can be charged with is the crime of Child Pornography. A Conviction to Child Pornography can have many disastrous effects on an individuals future. child endangerment First, it is a crime that potential employers do not like to see. Second, a conviction mandates that a defendant register as a sex offender and comply with the requirements of SORNA and Megan’s Law. Finally, a conviction for the sex crime of child pornography frequently requires that the defendant be sentenced to state prison. Depending on the type of child pornography, this crime can be graded as either a felony of the third degree or the second degree. Pictures are punishable by a maximum of 7 years in state prison and a $15,000 fine. Videos are frequently punishable by up to 10 years in state prison. Make sure to contact an experienced Chester County Sex Crimes attorney if you have been charged with this serious crime.

There is one primary defense to sex crimes such as child pornography. That primary defense is that the defendant did not intentionally possess and/or download child pornography from the internet. internet sex crimes The government is required to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant intentionally possessed or downloaded the pornography. Since child pornography can be accidently downloaded in zip drives when looking at adult porn, the government frequently tries to diagnostically show that the computer was used to search for the illegal pornography. The government also tries to show that the defendant possessed child pornography on several different electronic devices. Innocent people can be and are charged with this sex crime. It is important that you review your defenses with an experienced lawyer. Contact the Law Offices of Kelly & Conte for a free consultation.