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Arrested for a Child Pornography Offense in Ohio?

The internet enables users from all over the world to search for nearly any type of information. However, it can take one click of the mouse to commit a crime that results in serious penalties. It is not uncommon for someone to inadvertently download illicit materials of minors performing sexual acts, commonly known as child pornography. Once these files have been downloaded or shared, the person can be a target of state and even federal law enforcement.

If you have been arrested for possessing child pornography in Ohio, our Dayton criminal defense attorney at L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates is committed to creating a strong defense strategy to help you avoid the harsh consequences of conviction. With more than 50 years of combined legal experience, we have helped our clients either get their sex crime cases dismissed or their charges substantially reduced. Do not hesitate to get skilled legal counsel on your side.

Ohio Child Pornography Laws

In Ohio, it is against the law to possess, receive, share, or transport child pornography. Children are not able to consent to obscene or sexual acts due to their young age, which makes it illegal to watch kids participate in actual or simulated sexual conduct.

The following are the most common child pornography charges in Ohio:

  • Pandering obscenity or sexually-oriented matter involving a minor – A person can be charged with either pandering obscenity or sexually-oriented matter involving young children if he/she produces, sells, purchases, possess, or brings child pornography into the state. A conviction can result in a maximum prison sentence of eight years per charge.
  • Illegal use of a minor in material involving nudity – A person can be charged with illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material if he/she creates such materials or allows their child to be used. A conviction is also punishable by a prison sentence of up to eight years per charge.

Furthermore, a person charged with state child pornography crimes can also be subject to federal penalties as well. If convicted, he/she can face a prison sentence between 30 years and life.

Let Us Help You Today

Due to the nature of child pornography cases, prosecutors will aggressively pursue the harshest penalties the law permits. Our Dayton sex crime attorney can investigate your case, collect evidence, and protect your rights throughout the legal process.

For more information, call (937) 685-7006 to speak with our legal team today. We serve Hamilton, Brown, Allen, Clermont, Warren, Montgomery, and Butler counties.

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