Child pornography is a form of child sexual

Child pornography is a form of child sexual exploitation, the Federal law defines child pornography as any visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct involving a minor (a person younger than 18 years old).  Images of child pornography are also referred to as child sexual abuse images. If someone gets charged with child pornography, their first charge will be 1-10 years; any charge after that is a statutory maximum of 20 years. Child pornography falls under a specific act called PROTECT Our Children Act. The act is a bill to require the Department of Justice to develop and implement a National Strategy Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction, to improve the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, to increase resources for regional computer forensic labs, and to make other improvements to increase the ability of law enforcement agencies to investigate and prosecute child predators. As New York Times gathered, on December 7th, 2017, Larry Nassar, an Olympic doctor, was charged with child pornography. He was sentenced to 60 years in federal prison. He was sentenced to 20 years on each of three counts to which he’s admitted. The sentences are to be served consecutively. Federal prosecutors had argued for the maximum 60 years, saying Nassar “poses an immense risk to the community” and quoting one victim who said he “will not hesitate to re-offend” if he’s ever freed. Nassar pleaded guilty in July to three federal charges after investigators said he possessed at least 37,000 graphic videos and images of child pornography and assaulted more than 140 females, including images of prepubescent children engaged in sex acts.As reported by HuffPost another case that happened in Arizona caused a lot of commotion around the world. In Arizona, a couple awaits an appeals court ruling that could end a long battle against Walmart over bath-time photographs of their daughters. A Walmart developer turned their images over to police as possible child pornography. The pictures were of their 5, 4 and 1-year-old daughters taking a bath while on vacation in 2008. Although a judge would later rule the pictures were harmless, the Demarees’ said their lives spiraled. They lost custody of their kids for a month and were entered into a sex offenders’ registry, the station reports. Lisa Demaree lost her teaching job for a while.The PROTECT Our Children Act is something that helps a lot of children and families out around the world. This act helps put away the predators to the place they belong. Someone who molests children and sends out the videos and pictures should not be allowed on the streets. But along with that, people need to not take things so far. A parent showing off pictures of their baby in the bathtub is not child pornography. If the government would clarify in more detail what is classified as child pornography, there wouldn’t be innocent families getting wrecked and having to go to court to prove they are innocent. The PROTECT Our Children Act is an amazing law the government has in place, they should only fix a few bugs in the wording for everyone has the same idea of what child pornography is classified to be.

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