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Computer and child pornography laws in Florida

by | Jul 17, 2014 | Sex Offenses |

In order to understand what a person could be facing in terms of charges, it might be important for readers to be aware of some Florida state laws regarding computers and sexual misconduct and how they might apply to one scenario.

Take, for example, a person who is browsing the Internet and uses an online service with the intention of meeting a minor. He or she may view pictures and contact the operator of the site or the minor directly. After an exchange, that person decides to meet up with the minor with the intention of engaging in sexual or illicit acts.

According to the Computer Pornography and Child Exploitation Prevention Act, the person in this scenario could end up facing multiple criminal charges. Obviously, exact charges depend on multiple details specific to each situation, but it is possible that a person in this scenario could face charges related to child pornography, using a computer to seduce, lure or solicit a minor for the purpose of unlawful sexual conduct, or traveling to meet a minor for the purposes of engaging in sexual or illicit conduct.

One exchange or situation can quickly turn into multiple charges and potentially some very serious penalties. In the event that a person in Florida is under investigation or has been charged with any sex crime, it can be crucial that he or she work with a defense attorney who may be able to pursue a reduction or dismissal of charges.