Child Pornography Crimes
Both federal and Minnesota state statutes criminalize the possession of pornographic work that depicts minors. Frequently clients are charged with child pornography after government agents have located images on the client’s computer through the use of sharing programs like Limewire.
Child Enticement Crimes
Child Enticement frequently involves having contact with a child over the internet or on the phone and asking the child to meet with you for the purpose of any type of sexual activity that is criminal. The crime is committed upon the discussion of meeting. It does not require an actual meeting or any sexual activity to take place.
What is the punishment for child pornography and enticement crimes?
Federal charges of Child Pornography and Enticement Crimes carry serious consequences. Many of these charges have mandatory minimum prison sentences, even for first time offenders.
What should I do if I am accused of a sex crime?
If you are accused of a sex crime or you are being investigated for one you should speak to an attorney immediately to learn about your rights, your defense, and the legal system. Contacting an attorney early on is critical. Do not discuss the accusations with anyone other than your lawyer. Contacting an alleged victim can only make your situation worse and it can lead to further criminal charges such as witness tampering.