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Child Pornography is any visual depiction or individual image stored or contained in any format on any medium including, but not limited to, film, motion picture, videotape, photograph, negative or undeveloped film, slide, photographic product, reproduction of a photographic product, play, performance in which a child under the age of 18 years is engaged with any person, other than his/her spouse in or observes any act of sexual intercourse, which is normal or perverted, or act of anal sodomy, act of sexual activity.

The depiction that may constitute pornography is widely defined in the applicable statute listed below. It is not necessary the defendant knew the exact content or actually saw or read the obscene materials—the defendant must simply know the nature and character of the contents of the child pornography.

Oklahoma Statutes

The statute for Possession of Child Pornography is OKLA. STAT. tit. 21 § 1021.2, which states that “Any person who shall procure or cause the participation of any minor under the age of eighteen (18) years in any child pornography or who knowingly possesses, procures, or manufactures, or causes to be sold or distributed any child pornography shall be guilty, upon conviction, of a felony and shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than twenty (20) years or by the imposition of a fine of not more than Twenty-five Thousand Dollars ($25,000.00) or by both said fine and imprisonment. Persons convicted under this section shall not be eligible for a deferred sentence. Except for persons sentenced to life or life without parole, any person sentenced to imprisonment for two (2) years or more for a violation of this subsection shall be required to serve a term of post-imprisonment supervision. The jury shall be advised that the mandatory post-imprisonment supervision shall be in addition to the actual imprisonment. The consent of the minor, or of the mother, father, legal guardian, or custodian of the minor to the activity prohibited by this section shall not constitute a defense.”

Elements of the Crime

In order to be convicted of Possession of Child Pornography in Oklahoma, the prosecution must prove each of the following elements beyond a reasonable doubt. The criminal defense attorneys at Cannon & Associates are FIERCE ADVOCATES for every client and will hold the government to their burden in your case. In order to be convicted of this crime; the government must prove:

1) knowingly;

2) possessing, procuring, manufacturing, or causing to be sold or distributed;

3) any child pornography.

Oklahoma Jury Instruction #4-135C.

What the Skilled Lawyers at Cannon & Associates Can Do For You

Being charged with Possession of Child Pornography in Oklahoma is a serious matter. The Oklahoma criminal defense attorneys at Cannon & Associates are Fierce Advocates for Families and Freedom and will fight for you! At Cannon & Associates, we have extensive criminal defense experience, and will be with you every step of the way. We will take care to explain the issues and options to get you to your desired result and support you in this difficult time.

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