Charged with Sexual Exploitation of a Minor?
Contact a Columbus Sex Crime Defense Lawyer
If you were arrested for sexual exploitation of a minor, you may have many questions regarding the charges. Not many people are fully aware of what this charge means or how it affects their future. Our Columbus sex crime defense attorneys at The Koffel Law Firm understand that this can make you nervous, anxious, and terrified. We want you to understand what may constitute as sexual exploitation of a minor so you know what to expect. Allow us to help you take the next step forward.
The following acts can be considered sexual exploitation of a minor:
- Photographing or videotaping a minor in a sexual act based on threat or force
- Aiding in the act of a minor being photographed or videotaped behaving in a sexual manner
- Allowing your own minor to be photographed or videotaped in a sexual manner
- Inviting a minor to photograph themselves in a sexual manner
Matters of sexual exploitation of a minor are covered under Ohio statute 2907.19. This states that the offender not knowing the age of the minor in the advertisement is not considered a defense. Furthermore, it is not a defense if the offender relied on oral or written representation of age or relied on an apparent age of the person.
Penalties You May Face
Any time a charge is brought forth involving minors and a sexual act, it is considered very serious. You should keep this in mind when searching for a potential attorney to represent your case. Depending on the severity of the crime, a conviction can result in decades in prison, probation upon release, and registration as a sex offender. This means you are limited as to where you can live and work.
Our team at The Koffel Law Firm is completely dedicated to helping you get through some of the most serious matters you will most likely face. We know the defenses that can be used to benefit your case and we analyze the details of your situation thoroughly. This gives us the opportunity to push for a reduction or dismissal of your charges. Don’t go through this alone; allow our team to stand up for your rights.