If you have been accused of Possession of Child Pornography, you need a Kentucky Child Pornography Lawyer that has experience defending these difficult cases. Our team of lawyers has decades of experiences defending and winning sex offense cases in Lexington and all throughout Kentucky. One of the most common sex offenses to defend is KRS 531.335—Possession or viewing of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor. This serious crime comes with serious consequences–a potential prison sentence and sex offender registration from twenty years to life. Early investigation is necessary in computer crimes as data can be deleted or disappear over time. If you believe you are under investigation for a child pornography related crime, call our experienced team of Kentucky Child Pornography Lawyers.
KRS 531.335-Possession or Viewing of Matter Portraying a Sexual Performance by a Minor
A person is guilty of violating KRS 531.335 when:
- having knowledge of its content, character, and that the sexual performance is by a minor, he or she:
- Knowingly has in his or her possession or control any matter which visually depicts an actual sexual performance by a minor person; or
- Intentionally views any matter which visually depicts an actual sexual performance by a minor person.
What is the Penalty for Child Pornography in Kentucky
Each count of violating KRS 531.335 is a Class D felony. It carries one to five years in prison. It is considered a non-violent crime and is eligible for parole after fifteen percent service. It is eligible for probation, but it does require sex offender registration between twenty years and life.
What are some defenses to Child Pornography in Kentucky?
If you accidentally view child pornography while intending to view other materials, you may have a defense to this charge.
Someone else did it
If you have an open WiFi router, and can prove other devices may have accessed the internet from your router, you may have a defense.
What aren’t defenses to Possession of Child Pornography?
It is not a defense that you did not create the child pornography.
Contact Lexington Child Pornography Lawyers
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