Sexual exploitation of a minor involves the possession, purchase/sale or distribution or creation of child pornography. Attorney Rob McKinney can defend you from all of these charges, including:
- Sexual exploitation of a minor (possession): This crime is charged to those suspected of knowingly possessing material that includes a minor engaged in sexual activity or simulated sexual activity that is patently offensive. A separate count can be charged for each such image. This is a Class D felony. It becomes a Class C felony if there are more than 50 images involved and a Class B felony if the evidence includes 100 or more images.
- Aggravated exploitation of a minor (purchase, sale or distribution): To be convicted of this crime, prosecutors must prove you knowingly promoted, sold, distributed, transported, purchased or exchanged material that includes a minor engaged in either sexual activity or simulated sexual activity that is patently offensive. It is also a crime to possess such material with the intent to promote, sell, distribute, transport, purchase or exchange it. This is a Class C felony, but if the number of images, movies, drawings, photographs or material is 25 or more, it becomes a Class B felony.
- Especially aggravated exploitation of a minor (performance or production): This crime is charged when a person knowingly promotes, employs, uses, assists, transports or permits a minor to participate in the performance or production of acts or material that includes the minor engaging in sexual activity or simulated sexual activity that is patently offensive. It is a Class B felony.
Tennessee's laws regarding sexual exploitation of minors run parallel to federal pornography laws. Our criminal defense lawyer, Rob McKinney, can defend you in either state or federal court. His knowledge of search and seizure law and computer forensics has helped him succeed in these challenging cases.
Contact A Nashville Sexual Exploitation Of A Minor Defense Attorney
Before you are charged with these crimes, you may be contacted by a sex crimes investigator whose goal is to get you to agree to a search of your property. Do not help the police convict you. Politely refuse to allow a warrantless search and exercise your right to remain silent. Do not try to explain yourself to the police. Instead, please contact us online or call 615-686-2115.
For more information about sex crimes, please visit our Sex Offenses Practice Page.