Although technology is changing at a rapid pace, and the legal system has spent years trying to develop effective legislation targeted to cybercrimes and how they should be handled. One of the major areas that lagged behind is sex crime, but the government now is trying to catch up.
Sex Crimes on the Internet
There are various crimes that can be committed over the Internet, but most of them involve minors.
- Child pornography: This is one of the most serious crimes there is in this realm. Possession or distribution of pornographic material featuring children will.
- Providing a computer service to exploit a minor: Related to the above, hosting a server or website that allows people to share child porn is a heavy crime.
- Sexual exploitation of a minor: This could be a variety of things, but basically its sexual contact with a child online, whether that is in explicit talk, exchange of pornographic photos or videos, or even just enticing them engage in sexual activity.
All of these are widely varied. The jail time can be severe, especially when child pornography is involved. But generally, the crimes are built to protect children from being sexually contacted online.
Joey Turner Can Help
When a person is charged with any of these crimes, their whole life, reputation, and future is at stake. Attorney Joey Turner recently won a dismissal of charges for computer pornography in Effingham County, which made a huge difference for his client. Regardless of the specific crime you are facing, Joey Turner is ready to help get the most positive outcome in your case.
Contact Joey and the team at the Turner Firm to schedule a free review of your case.