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Child Pornography

Child Pornography

Child pornography is perhaps the most common of the internet crimes.  There are basically four categories to this crime:

  1. Accessing child pornograpy
  2. Possessing child pornography
  3. Distributing child pornography
  4. Making child pornography

These offences all involve mandatory jail sentences of various lengths.  These are serious crimes.

This is evident by looking at Sections 163.1(2) to 163.1(4.1) of the Criminal Code. Distribution and making child pornography are the most serious of these types of child pornography offences and both bring a minimum sentence of 1 year in jail if an offender is convicted and the Crown has proceeded by indictment. A minimum sentence of 6 months applies upon conviction where the Crown has proceeded summarily. Even possession and accessing offences will bring a jail term of 90 days minimum upon conviction where Crown has proceeded summarily. These are offences which mandate jail time.

It is imperative that a person charged with these types of offences seek experienced counsel.  Patrick Penny is such an experienced lawyer and if you are facing child pornography charges of any kind you should call Mr. Penny and get his experience on your side.

There are also jail sentences for the sexual offences of sexual interference (S. 151 C.C.), invitation to sexual touching (S. 152 C.C.) and sexual exploitation (S. 153 C.C.), all crimes which Patrick Penny has a great deal of experience in defending.

Patrick Penny has been a criminal defence lawyer for over 32 years and he can help you.

Child Pornography Lawyer

Child Pornography As Defined In The Criminal Code

163.1 (1) In this section, “child pornography” means

(a) a photographic, film, video or other visual representation, whether or not it was made by electronic or mechanical means,

(i) that shows a person who is or is depicted as being under the age of eighteen years and is engaged in or is depicted as engaged in explicit sexual activity, or

(ii) the dominant characteristic of which is the depiction, for a sexual purpose, of a sexual organ or the anal region of a person under the age of eighteen years;

(b) any written material, visual representation or audio recording that advocates or counsels sexual activity with a person under the age of eighteen years that would be an offence under this Act;

(c) any written material whose dominant characteristic is the description, for a sexual purpose, of sexual activity with a person under the age of eighteen years that would be an offence under this Act; or

(d) any audio recording that has as its dominant characteristic the description, presentation or representation, for a sexual purpose, of sexual activity with a person under the age of eighteen years that would be an offence under this Act.

The code goes on for about a page and a half to criminalize the making, printing, publishing and possessing of child pornography, plus much more.  Call Patrick Penny.

Certain minimum sentences for child pornography offences were introduced in 2012.  Again – call Patrick Penny and obtain proper legal advice.

Call today.

Patrick Penny: (403) 342-9595.

 

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