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Possession and Promotion of Child Pornography

Texas prohibits a wide range of activities involving pornography of anyone under the age of 18, according to Texas Penal Code Section 43.26. It is illegal to create, use, own, promote, distribute, or sell any visual depiction of children involved in sex or acts of a sexual nature.

You can be charged if the police find you knowingly and intentionally involved in the Possession and Promotion of Child Pornography

  • Participated in the creation of pornography involving a child
  • Had child pornography on your person, cell phone, computer, or other devices
  • Had child pornography on a cloud account, such as Google Drive, Dropbox, iCloud, OneDrive, etc. These boxes have algorithms that scan files for child pornography.
  • Transported child pornography from one place to another
  • Promoted the sale of child pornography
  • Sold child pornography to another individual or organization

The term “visual depiction” includes a photograph, video, film, negative, or slide. It can also be a flash drive, hard drive, disk, CD, or anything that displays pornographic images.

Search engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc., monitor your searches for child pornography and report them to law enforcement. Additionally, ISP or internet service providers may detect child pornography.

PENALTIES

Possession of child pornography is a third-degree felony punishable by 2-10 years. The punishment range increases to 2-20 years if a person has a prior conviction or is charged with the Promotion of Child Pornography.

Mandatory registration as a sex offender.

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