Question about pornography crime ?

Asked 8 months ago - Warren, CT

Hypothetical. Matt is 22, Jess is 21 and they were dating. They got in a fight and Matt posted a nude photo of Jess on his Facebook that was taken when she was 15. Since she was 15 when the photo was taken, can he now be charged with a pornography crime? Would it vary by state?

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  1. Renee Mayerson Cannella

    Contributor Level 13


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . Yes He Can. Everywhere.

    Disclaimer: The foregoing answer does not create an attorney-client relationship with Attorney Cannella or her... more
  2. Gary Ralph Ilmanen

    Contributor Level 19


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    Answered . No, but he can be charged with possession and distribution of child pornography.

    I am an Attorney-at-Law, licensed to practice law only in the state of California. Unless we have both signed a... more
  3. Daniel Robert Hamad

    Contributor Level 15

    Answered . Somehow I doubt this is a hypothetical... you wouldn't be asking if it was.

    Simply having that picture at all may be a crime. Posting it certainly is (distribution).

    Regardless of any relevant state law, federal law certainly can apply.

    If this is a real issue, contact an experienced criminal attorney immediately.

    This is not legal advice and is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. The post is only an... more
  4. Brian C. Pascale


    Contributor Level 18

    Answered . Yes he can, all day long. State makes no difference. Child Pornography is also illegal under Federal Law.

    If this Answer was of assistance please mark it as "helpful." Mr. Pascale is licensed to practice law in the... more

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