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Promoting Child Abuse Defense

In Honolulu, child pornography offenses are prosecuted as promoting child abuse in the first, second, or third degree, but in every case it is prosecuted as a felony. If you are being accused of possessing, reproducing, or disseminating child pornography in any way, do not hesitate to contact a Honolulu sex crime attorney from the Law Office of Victor Bakke, ALC.

Our founder, Victor Bakke is not only a former prosecutor, but over the past two decades, he has won more than 3,000 criminal cases. He practices state and federal criminal defense and has provided legal commentary on local news outlets such as KITV 4 News, KHON 2 News, and KHNL News among others.

Class A Felony Charges

Under Section 707-750 one is guilty of promoting child abuse in the first degree if he or she:

  • Produces or participates in the creation of child pornography;
  • Produces or participates in the creation of pornographic material that uses or contains minors engaging in or assisting in sexual conduct; or
  • Engages in a pornographic performance that uses or contains minors engaged in or assisting others in sexual conduct.

Child pornography is any pornographic visual representation, including any photograph, film, video, computer-generated image, or picture, produced by electronic, mechanical, or any other means containing an identifiable minor engaging in sexual conduct.

Promoting child abuse is a Class A felony.

Promoting Child Abuse in the Second & Third Degree

  • A person is guilty of promoting child abuse in the second degree if he or she knowingly disseminates, or reproduces any book, magazine, film, computer disk, or any other material that contains an image of child pornography; or
  • If the person possesses 30 or more images of any form of child pornography and the content of at least one image contains a child under the age of 12, sadomasochistic abuse of a minor, or bestiality involving a minor.

Promoting child abuse in the second degree is a Class B felony.

A person commits the offense of promoting child abuse in the third degree if he or she knowingly possesses any form of child pornography. Promoting child abuse in the third degree is a Class C felony.

Contact a Honolulu sex crime lawyer!

If you are facing charges for promoting child abuse, you are potentially facing up to 20 years in prison and sex offender registration. A conviction for child abuse in Hawaii will be life-altering and would destroy your reputation, your family, and your career.

Contact Attorney Victor Bakke to discuss your case in confidential, free consultation. We understand how innocent people can get caught up in these types of charges, but due to the nature of the alleged offense, you cannot afford to hire an inexperienced defense lawyer.

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