Federal Child Pornography Charges

Information About Child Pornography Offenses

The government is ratcheting up the sentences on people who possess, distribute, or produce child pornography. Many child pornography offenses carry a mandatory minimum sentence which requires that you spend years in prison if convicted. Furthermore, sex offender registration requirements can follow you for the rest of your life.

Child pornography cases are very challenging; the government generally only brings them if they have forensic evidence linking a computer to a person and the computer to a server which was distributing child pornography.

There can be draconian statutory penalties for federal child pornography charges. Being convicted of receipt of child pornography, for example, or distribution, carries a five-year mandatory minimum prison term.