A United States Attorney announced that a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging a California man with two counts of receiving and sharing child pornography images over the Internet. After the federal indictment was unsealed, The defendant was arraigned in a federal courtroom.
The court documents showed that between June and July, 2010, the defendant received and shared numerous child porn images through the Internet. The indictment indicated that after he moved, he continued to receive and share images of child pornography until November, 2012.
Federal child pornography charges includes possession, production, sale or distribution of any type of material that depicts a child under the age of 18 in any sexual related manner. This type of sexual related offense is aggressively prosecuted at the federal level and usually carries severe legal penalties, including prison time, fines, and mandatory registration as a sex offender.
Contact a federal defense lawyer as soon as possible if you have been accused of being involved in a child porn crime. In some cases, an individual has been charged with receiving child pornography when they believed the downloaded images were adults.
Also, some child porn offenses that are committed over the Internet are cases where the defendant may not have personally downloaded the images to their computer. Instead, a computer program may have installed the data without their knowledge.
A child pornography conviction may affect you for the rest of your life. Protect your rights by contacting the law office of Cron, Israels & Stark. We offer skilled and aggressive legal representation, even in the most serious type of sex crime charges. Our defense attorneys have the knowledge and experience to obtain the best possible outcome to your case.