POSSESSING CHILD EXPLOITATION MATERIAL
Have you been accused of possessing child exploitation material and need urgent help? Our Brisbane sexual offence lawyers are here and ready to help you. Contact us at (07) 3153 6215 for expert legal advice.
What to do if you are accused of possessing child exploitation material in Brisbane?
If the police allege you possess child exploitation material, you need expert legal advice. Our sexual offence lawyers are here and ready to help you. Contact our experts today at (07) 3153 6215 and start protecting your future.
What is child exploitation material in Brisbane?
Child exploitation material is material that would likely offend an adult that involves a child under 16 years of age:
- in a sexual context; or
- in an offensive or demeaning context; or
- being subjected to abuse, cruelty or torture.
The definition also includes a description of or representation of a person who is, or apparently, a child under the age of 16 years.
What is possessing child exploitation material in Brisbane?
Knowingly possessing child exploitation material is a crime under Section 228D of the Criminal Code (Qld).
Knowingly means the prosecution must prove the person had guilty knowledge of possessing the material.
Possession means the defendant had the custody or control of the thing and/or the ability or the right to obtain custody or control of the thing.
What is the sentence for possessing child exploitation material in Brisbane?
Possession of child exploitation material is punishable on indictment only. This means the offence can only finalised in the District or Supreme Court.
The maximum penalty for the offence is 14 years imprisonment. However, the maximum penalty increases to 20 years imprisonment if the defendant used a hidden network or an anonymising service in committing the offence.
For more information regarding offences involving child exploitation material, please contact our office at (07) 3153 6215.
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