Sexual Exploitation of Minor

Many people use chat rooms to meet people, whether it is just for fun or something more serious. While adults are free to engage in consensual behavior, minors are not able to give consent for sexual contact nor are they permitted to transmit images of themselves engaged in sexual activities. If a person encourages a minor to do this or otherwise films them, they can be charged with sexual exploitation of a minor under Federal law. This is an extremely serious charge and requires a Sex Crimes Attorney right away.

Sexual exploitation of a minor can occur when a person is accused of engaging in the following acts:

  • Recording, filming, photographing, or creating any visual depiction of a minor engaged in sexual activity
  • Distributing, selling, receiving, or transmitting content depicting a minor engaged in sexual activities

This crime often occurs due to online content or to content sent through the mail, which means it falls under the jurisdiction of the Federal government. Federal prosecutors have such a high conviction rate, so it is vital to hire a sex crimes attorney who has experience with the Federal court system. We will fight these charges in Federal court, working tirelessly to beat them. An experienced lawyer will know exactly what to expect from this process and give their client the best advice possible in these difficult circumstances.

A conviction of sexual exploitation of a minor will lead to a minimum of 15 years in prison with a maximum sentence of 30. However, if a person has a previous conviction for this or another sex crime, the minimum sentence will be 35 years with the maximum of life in prison. A Fairfax sex crimes attorney can give you advice on what to expect as far as possible sentencing and work hard to defend your liberty.

At the Law Offices of Patrick N. Anderson and Associates, we understand the seriousness of these charges and will fight diligently to preserve your freedom. Our compassionate attorneys will listen to the facts of your case without judging, working only to serve your interests in front of the judge and jury. All information about your case is kept in the strictest confidence, allowing you to speak freely without fear that sensitive information will find its way into the public.

With 30 years experience defending clients from the most serious charges in both state and Federal court, the Law Office of Patrick N. Anderson can be an ally during these proceedings. While it may feel like the world is against you, our attorneys will provide only the best representation possible, making you feel secure that your case is being handled by qualified professionals. Our team of attorneys will examine your case from all angles, making sure that no defenses are missed as we work to create reasonable doubt.