Possession, Distribution Child Pornography — Louisiana Law

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If you have been accused of  Possession or Distribution of Pornography Involving Juveniles, it is imperative that you seek counsel from an experienced Internet Crimes Attorney.  We have defended dozens of  cases involving allegations of Possession of Child Pornography.  Ms. Carpenter is often called to speak about child pornography defense at seminars across Louisiana.  Our firm has the experience necessary to effectuate skilled representation for those facing Child Pornography allegations.

 

Anyone convicted of Possession, Production, Distribution of Child Pornography shall Register as a Sex Offender for 25 years, to be conducted semi-annually.

Any personal property used in the commission of the offense shall be seized and impounded, after conviction, sold at public sale or public auction by the district attorney.  This includes computer, cameras, vehicle, cell phones, etc…

 

 Pornography Involving Juveniles — La R.S. 14:81.1

It shall be unlawful for a person to produce, distribute, possess, or possess with the intent to distribute pornography involving juveniles.

It shall also be a violation for a parent, legal guardian, or custodian of a child to consent to the participation of the child in pornography involving juveniles.

Possession of 3 or more of the same photographs, images, films, videotapes, or other visual reproductions shall be prima facie evidence of intent to sell or distribute.

Possession of 3 or more photographs, images, films, videotapes, or other visual reproductions and possession of any type of file sharing technology or software shall be prima facie evidence of intent to sell or distribute.

Lack of knowledge of the juvenile’s age shall not be a defense.

 

Penalties

Whoever intentionally possesses pornography involving juveniles shall be fined up to $50,000 and shall be imprisoned at hard labor for 5 to 20 years without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.

Whoever distributes or possesses with the intent to distribute pornography involving juveniles shall be fined not more than $50,000 and shall be imprisoned at hard labor for 5 to 20 years without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.

Any parent, legal guardian, or custodian of a child who consents to the participation of the child in pornography involving juveniles shall be fined not more than $10,000 and be imprisoned at hard labor for 5 to 20 years , without benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence.

Whoever engages in the production of pornography involving juveniles shall be fined not more than $15,000 and be imprisoned at hard labor for 10 to 25 years, without benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence.

Whoever commits the crime of pornography involving juveniles when the victim is under 13 years old, and the offender is 17 years of age or older, shall be punished by imprisonment at hard labor for 25 to 99 years.  At least 25 years of the sentence imposed shall be served without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.

 

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