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Child Pornography Production Defense In Alexandria – Virginia Lawyers

The penalties for production of child pornography are very serious. First and foremost, it is a felony offense.

There are many different penalties for production of child pornography.

If you have been charged with production of child pornography in Alexandria Virginia, contact our law firm immediately for help.

Child Pornography Production – Alexandria Virginia Defense Lawyers

Virginia Code 18.2-374.1. Production, publication, sale, financing, etc., of child pornography; presumption as to age; severability

A. For purposes of this article and Article 4 (§ 18.2-362 et seq.) of this chapter, “child pornography” means sexually explicit visual material which utilizes or has as a subject an identifiable minor. An identifiable minor is a person who was a minor at the time the visual depiction was created, adapted, or modified; or whose image as a minor was used in creating, adapting or modifying the visual depiction; and who is recognizable as an actual person by the person’s face, likeness, or other distinguishing characteristic, such as a unique birthmark or other recognizable feature; and shall not be construed to require proof of the actual identity of the identifiable minor.
For the purposes of this article and Article 4 (§ 18.2-362 et seq.) of this chapter, the term “sexually explicit visual material” means a picture, photograph, drawing, sculpture, motion picture film, digital image, including such material stored in a computer’s temporary Internet cache when three or more images or streaming videos are present, or similar visual representation which depicts sexual bestiality, a lewd exhibition of nudity, as nudity is defined in § 18.2-390, or sexual excitement, sexual conduct or sadomasochistic abuse, as also defined in § 18.2-390, or a book, magazine or pamphlet which contains such a visual representation. An undeveloped photograph or similar visual material may be sexually explicit material notwithstanding that processing or other acts may be required to make its sexually explicit content apparent.

B. A person shall be guilty of production of child pornography who:

  1. Accosts, entices or solicits a person less than 18 years of age with intent to induce or force such person to perform in or be a subject of child pornography; or
  2. Produces or makes or attempts or prepares to produce or make child pornography; or
  3. Who knowingly takes part in or participates in the filming, photographing, or other production of child pornography by any means; or
  4. Knowingly finances or attempts or prepares to finance child pornography.
  5. [Repealed.]

B1. [Repealed.]

C1. Any person who violates this section, when the subject of the child pornography is a child less than 15 years of age, shall be punished by not less than five years nor more than 30 years in a state correctional facility. However, if the person is at least seven years older than the subject of the child pornography the person shall be punished by a term of imprisonment of not less than five years nor more than 30 years in a state correctional facility, five years of which shall be a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment. Any person who commits a second or subsequent violation of this section where the person is at least seven years older than the subject shall be punished by a term of imprisonment of not less than 15 years nor more than 40 years, 15 years of which shall be a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment.

C2. Any person who violates this section, when the subject of the child pornography is a person at least 15 but less than 18 years of age, shall be punished by not less than one year nor more than 20 years in a state correctional facility. However, if the person is at least seven years older than the subject of the child pornography the person shall be punished by term of imprisonment of not less than three years nor more than 30 years in a state correctional facility, three years of which shall be a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment. Any person who commits a second or subsequent violation of this section when he is at least seven years older than the subject shall be punished by a term of imprisonment of not less than 10 years nor more than 30 years, 10 years of which shall be a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment.

D. For the purposes of this section it may be inferred by text, title or appearance that a person who is depicted as or presents the appearance of being less than 18 years of age in sexually explicit visual material is less than 18 years of age.

E. Venue for a prosecution under this section may lie in the jurisdiction where the unlawful act occurs or where any sexually explicit visual material associated with a violation of this section is produced, reproduced, found, stored, or possessed.

F. The provisions of this section shall be severable and, if any of its provisions shall be held unconstitutional by a court of competent jurisdiction, then the decision of such court shall not affect or impair any of the remaining provisions.

Alexandria Virginia Child Pornography Tables:

Va. Statutes Description Penalties
Code § 18.2-374.1 (C1) When the subject of the child pornography is a child less than 15 years of age If the person not more than 6 years older than the child 5 to 30 years in the state correctional facility.
If the person is at least 7 years older than the child First offense 5 to 30 years in the state correctional facility, 5 years of which shall be a mandatory minimum
Second or subsequent offense 15 to 40 years in the state correctional facility, 15 years of which shall be a mandatory minimum
Code § 18.2-374.1 (C2) When the subject of the child pornography is a person between 15 and 18 years of age If the person not more than 6 years older than the child 1 to 20 years in the state correctional facility
If the person is at least 7 years older than the child First offense 3 to 30 years in the state correctional facility, 3 years of which shall be a mandatory minimum
Second or subsequent offense 10 to 30 years in the state correctional facility, 10 years of which shall be a mandatory minimum

If you have been charged with production of child pornography in Alexandria Virginia, contact our firm immediately for help.

Article written by A Sris
Sris Law Group
1-703-278-0405

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