Legal Definition of Child Pornography Crime

Legal Definition of Child Pornography Crime

The police bear the ultimate responsibility for combating child pornography. The police contend that every child-pornographic image or film is a documented abuse on a child and shall be treated as a criminal document. The criteria are that the image is pornographic and depicts a child. The definition of child for these purposes pertains to a person you pubescence is not completed or who, when indicated in the image and the circumstances surrounding it, is under 18 years of age.

What follows are the legal criteria of what is considered to be a child pornography crime:

  • Depiction of children in a pornographic image.
  • Dissemination, conveyance, issuance, exhibition or in another way make a pornographic image of a child available for someone else.
  • Acquiring or offering a pornographic image of a child.
  • Brokering contacts between buyers and sellers of pornographic images of children or taking any other similar measure intended to promote trade in such images.
  • Possess a pornographic image of children or to look at such an image to which he or she has been given access.

 

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