Reply To: Sexual offense laws: What does the future hold?


If a person is caught with an illegal video, prosecutors use the number of frames in the video to count as individual images… so a 3 minute video is 87 images, even if you only had that one file. Additionally, any file LABELED as child pornography IS child pornography – regardless of the contents. If you download a picture taken by the Hubble Space Telescope (yes, that’s how they got me) labeled “17 year old having sex,” then you’ve downloaded child pornography and can go to prison for 3-5 years on a first offense… and 20+ years for a second offense, no matter how long ago the first offense was.