Due to the explosion of the internet and other means of distributing media, child pornography is on the rise worldwide. It is a serious crime and carries with it strong penalties. That is why you need the best lawyer you can get to defend your rights! The Nevada Revised Statutes provide detailed definitions of what child pornography is and the penalties associated with it:
Child pornography charges fall under four primary categories: performance, promotion, sexual conduct, and/or sexual portrayal.
Unlawful use of a minor in producing pornography: anyone knowingly using, encouraging, enticing, or permitting a minor to simulate or engage in or assist others in sexual conduct to produce a performance is guilty of a category A felony. Anyone knowingly using, encouraging, enticing, coercing, or permitting a minor to be the subject of a sexual portrayal in a performance is guilty of a category A felony, regardless of whether the minor was aware that the portrayal was part of a performance.
A person who knowingly promotes a performance of a minor where the minor engages in or simulates or assists others to engage in or simulate sexual conduct or where the minor is the subject of a sexual portrayal is also guilty of a category A felony.
Anyone knowingly preparing, advertising or distributing any item or material that depicts a minor engaging in, simulating, or assisting others to engage in or simulate sexual conduct is guilty of a category B felony.
As mentioned above, the Internet has become a wide open space for this kind of media. It is still a criminal activity. Anyone knowingly, willfully, and with specific intent to view any film, photograph or other visual presentation depicting a person under the age of 16 years engaging in or simulating sexual conduct using the Internet is guilty of a category C felony for the first offense. Any future offense will be punished as a category B felony with potential enhanced penalties including fines.
Possession of a visual presentation depicting sexual conduct of a minor less than 16 years of age, depicting them as the subject of a sexual portrayal or engaging in, or simulating, assisting others to engage in or simulate sexual conduct will lead to a category B felony for the first offense. A second offense will lead to a category A conviction and potential life imprisonment with the possibility of parole.
Beyond our Internet age, texting of intimate images—sometimes called “sexting”—a between minors has become a complex legal issue. In order to ensure that young people are not affected by poor decisions that may be part of their nature and growth as young adults, you may want to seek out the best legal advice. A young man forced to register as a sex offender at a young age because of a poorly-considered text message will carry the weight of that indiscretion with him for the rest of his life. You need top of the line legal representation. Call me now at 702-383-0090.
Douglas C. Crawford, Esq.