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Nevada Laws on Depicting Sexual Conduct Of Minors Explained

Use of Internet to control visual presentation depicting sexual conduct of person under 16 years of age_ penaltiesLaws in Nevada are strict in preventing child pornography. Nevada law makes it a crime to have any involvement with any type of child pornography in any medium. Under the relevant laws found in Chapter 200 of Nevada’s code, which details crimes against the persons, Nevada prohibits any involvement with any type of image or other media that shows a child engaging in sexual acts, simulating sex acts, or assisting or encouraging others to engage in or simulate sex acts.

There are several statutes detailing the type of prohibited contact with respect to child pornography. There are also statutes addressing the use of the Internet in connection with a visual presentation that depicts the sexual conduct of someone who is under the age of 18. For example, if you make use of the Internet in connection with child pornography, you could be charged with a crime under Nevada Revised Statute section 200.727.

If you are accused of having any type of involvement with child pornography, you should contact LV Criminal Defense as soon as possible. Our Las Vegas defense law firm has provided representation to many defendants accused of a sexual offense involving children and we can help you to try to protect your reputation and your future after an accusation of wrongdoing is made. To find out more about the assistance we can provide, give us a call today.

Nevada Laws on Using the Internet in Connection with the Visual Presentation Depicting Sexual Conduct of a Person Under Age 18

Nevada Revised Statute section 200.727 defines the crime of using the Internet to control a visual presentation that depicts the sexual conduct of a person who is under the age of 16.

According to the relevant law, a defendant can be found guilty of the crime of using the Internet to control a visual performance involving sexual conduct if the defendant uses the Internet to obtain control over a film, photograph, or other visual presentation of a child under 16 engaging in sexual conduct or simulating sexual conduct.

The prosecutor will need to prove that the defendant knowingly and willfully obtained the visual presentation depicting the underaged child engaging in or simulating a sex act. The prosecutor also has to prove that the defendant had the intention of viewing the film, photograph or other presentation.

Finally, the prosecutor must prove the video or other media actually showed the child was engaged in sexual conduct. Sexual conduct is defined by N.R.S. 200.727 to include any sexual intercourse, cunnilingus, fellatio, bestiality, excretion, Sado-masochistic abuse, masturbation, bestiality, anal intercourse, masturbation, or penetrating the body with any object or putting any object into the victim’s genitals.

If the prosecutor proves the case and a defendant is convicted, his first conviction when he has no prior criminal record will be considered a Category C felony. However, if the defendant has prior related convictions, then the defendant could face a longer period of jail time. If the defendant has prior related convictions, he could be charged with a Category B felony. The defendant’s minimum prison term in such circumstances would be a one-year prison term and the defendant would face a maximum term of six years imprisonment. The defendant could also be fined up to $4,000.

Contact a Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney

A Las Vegas criminal defense attorney at LV Criminal Defense can provide representation if you have been accused of using the Internet to control the visual presentation of content depicting sexual conduct of people under 18. Reach out to our legal team today to find out how we can help you to raise defenses, fight for an acquittal, or negotiate a plea deal that could help you reduce the serious consequences you face. Just give us a call to get a committed lawyer on your side.

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