Expert Defense from Child Exploitation Charges

Child exploitation charges are some of the most serious that can be brought against you. If you have been charged with breaking child exploitation laws,  you may be wondering — what is child exploitation? The answer is complex but defined as the unjust, cruel, and harmful treatment of a child for the profit, gratification, or advantage of someone else. 

Child exploitation charges can vary, but one thing is for certain: you will need a reputable defense lawyer on your side if you’re facing any charge that falls under child exploitation.

Contact the Zoukis Consulting Group immediately if you have been charged with the exploitation of a minor. This will allow our team to begin work on your case as soon as possible and offer you the best outcome. 

What Is Child Exploitation?

Child exploitation laws can be complex and vary in different states. This is why it’s so important to hire a knowledgeable defense lawyer who can help you to understand how your charges will affect you fully.

There are many types of child exploitation. Therefore, the sentence you can expect to receive differs significantly depending on what your crime was. However, some of the most common child exploitation charges are outlined below.

Child Prostitution

Prostitution involves making a minor perform sexual acts for the financial gain of another person. If you are found guilty of this crime, you can face severe penalties. 

The length of your sentence can depend on a range of factors. This includes: 

•             The age of the person involved

•             The acts committed

•             Whether the minor has been subject to substance abuse

•             How long the minor has been forced to partake in prostitution

If the charges relate to a minor in your care, you are almost certain to lose custody of them. Get in touch with our team to learn how we can help.

Child Pornography

You can be charged for possessing, distributing, creating, or aiding the creation of pornography involving a minor, which is anyone under 18.

The severity of your sentence will depend on what crime you have been charged with. If you have been charged for involvement in child pornography, you should reach out to a reputable defense attorney immediately.

Criminal Exploitation of A Minor

Criminal exploitation of a minor involves forcing or persuading a minor to commit crimes. You can either face child exploitation charges or be considered part of a minor exploitation enterprise.

The severity of the child exploitation charges will often depend on the crime that the minor has been forced to commit. For example, if the defendant has been arrested for forcing a minor to pickpocket someone, their sentence will likely be much lighter than a person who has used multiple children to smuggle drugs.

Child Exploitation Enterprises §2G2.6.

Enterprises are criminal groups comprised of multiple people exploiting children, which is illegal under statute §2G2.6.

The most common type of enterprise is a pornography ring involving minors. If you have been charged with being part of a group like this, you may be facing a life sentence. Therefore, you must speak to a qualified defense attorney immediately to understand what your options are.

Exploitation of a Minor Convictions

You are guilty of child sexual exploitation if you have induced, enticed, or persuaded a child to commit sexual acts to make videos, images, or other pictures.

If you are convicted of sexual exploitation of a minor under 18 U.S.C. §2251, you can face serious jail time. There is a minimum sentence of fifteen years and a maximum sentence of thirty. 

The legal team you choose can have a significant impact on the length of your sentence. Zoukis Consulting Group can advise you on what your sentence is likely to be depending on which crime you have committed.

Need a Lawyer to Help With Your Child Exploitation Charges?

It is important to hire a credible and successful defense attorney to defend yourself against child exploitation charges. The right lawyer can have a serious impact on the length and severity of your sentence.

Zoukis Consulting Group has a strong understanding of child exploitation laws and can advise you on the best course of action. We will argue your case in court and help you understand the complex answer to “what is child exploitation?”

We can also help you prepare for prison and understand what life may be like inside. Our company leader has experienced federal prison and is happy to share his experiences and insight with you.

Call now to schedule a consultation and discuss how one of our child exploitation attorneys defend you in court.