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Maryland Man Pleads Guilty to Child Porn, Photographing Women

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Even though child porn is illegal, it is a crime that is growing in popularity. Because of this and the fact that child porn crimes victimize millions of children, prosecutors punish these crimes harshly. However, this does not always deter people from engaging in these crimes.

A Maryland man recently pled guilty to child porn and photographing women without their permission. The 28-year-old man from Maugansville was charged and arrested in May. Detectives had located a downloaded video of a young girl being sexually assaulted by an adult man. They traced it to the man’s address and found that he was in possession of other sexually explicit images involving children with adults.

The man admitted that he had used a handheld cube camera on multiple occasions to take pictures up girls’ skirts. These females had no knowledge that the man was taking their pictures. These photos were found on the man’s laptop.

Bond was set at $50,000. The man was released after paying the bond and is under supervision. Sentencing will be scheduled at a later date. He faces charges of possession and distribution of child pornography.

Maryland Child Pornography Law

Maryland has numerous laws involving child pornography. The state does not allow residents to engage in child porn activities. These activities involve allowing a child under the age of 16 to engage in sexual conduct and then capture the act in a photo or video. They cannot use a computer or other electronic device to store, edit tor create an image depicting the sexual act. They also cannot distribute or otherwise share the images with others.

While it is not technically illegal for a parent to have nude photos of their children, it is against the law for a parent or any other adult to be in possession of images showing their children engaging in sex acts.

A person who engages in child porn crimes can be charged with a felony under Maryland law. The penalties are harsh. For a first offense, a person can face a $25,000 fine, 10 years in prison, or both. For a subsequent violation, the penalties double. The fine increases to $50,000 and a person can face  20 years in prison.

On top of that, a person must register as a sex offender. For possession of child pornography, a person is considered a Tier 1 registered sex offender in Maryland. This means they will remain on the registry for 15 years. A person charged with creating child porn is considered a Tier 2 registered sex offender, and they must remain on the registry for 25 years. Those with multiple convictions or those who have committed more heinous crimes may be ordered to register as a sex offender for life. 

Contact a Maryland Criminal Defense Lawyer Today 

Child porn crimes are punished harshly. In many cases, both state and federal charges apply. You need someone who can provide you with aggressive representation.

Get help from a Columbia child pornography lawyer at the Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, P.A. He can provide you with a favorable outcome. Schedule a free consultation by calling (410) 774-5987 or filling out the online form.

Resource:

localdvm.com/news/maryland/maryland-man-plead-guilty-to-child-pornography-and-secretly-photographing-women/

https://www.marylandlawhelp.com/maryland-man-arrested-for-child-porn-possession-and-distribution/

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