Nevada Online Crimes Against Children, Including Child Pornography

Internet crimes against children are on the rise, and law enforcement is responding. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has an Internet Crimes against Children Task Force that cooperates with the FBI and other agencies to prevent sexual exploitation of children on the internet.

Internet crimes include child pornography and using technology to lure children into situations where they may be arrested, sexually assaulted, or used to create pornography.

Crimes which use technology for the sexual exploitation of children carry some of the highest penalties of any Nevada crime, including murder. If you have been arrested for an internet crime against a child in Las Vegas, you should contact LV Criminal Defense immediately to begin your defense.

Legal Definition of Internet Crimes against Children in Las Vegas

Internet crimes against children include:

  • Manufacturing;
  • Distributing;
  • Possessing; or
  • Transmitting across state lines

pornography involving children. Other punishable crimes include using technology to lure a child for the purposes of:

Traveling to another state for the purpose of having sex with a minor child is punishable as an internet crime against a child.

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Penalties for crimes involving child pornography in Nevada

The sentence for crimes involving children in pornography depend on what activities the defendant was involved in.

Using a child in child pornography or promoting a child for use in pornography

A person who allows a child to appear in a pornographic work, or who promotes a child as available to appear in one, can be charged with a crime under NRS 200.710. Even if the film will not be made available to anyone other than the defendant, the charges still apply.

This is a Category A felony which carries a life sentence with the possibility of parole after 10 years (if the child is under 14 at the time he or she appears in the pornographic work) or after 5 years if a child over the age of 14 is involved.

Advertising pornography that involves children

If you knowingly advertise pornography which features children, you can be charged with a Category B felony. Nevada category B felonies can bring up to 15 years in prison and fines up to $15,000.

Nevada crime of simple possession of child pornography

If child pornography is found in your possession, a conviction can bring prison time up to 6 years in prison for the first offense. This is a Nevada Category B felony.

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For two or more offenses, the penalty can increase to life in prison with the possibility of parole. Each offense can also result in $5,000 in fines.

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If you have been arrested for an internet crime against a child, including making or possessing child pornography, you need the assistance of an experienced Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. Sex crimes carry significant penalties and a lifetime of social stigma and you deserve the best defense possible.