Sexual exploitation of children - Pennsylvania Sexual Assault Laws
In Pennsylvania, the criminal charge of Sexual exploitation of children is classified as a Statutory Felony of the second degree.
Sexual exploitation of children Crime & Punishment in Pennsylvania :
The Pennsylvania code § 6320 defines one degrees of the crime sexual exploitation of children, each with associated punishments. The degree of the crime depends on the specifics of the crime committed, with higher degrees of the charge generally receiving harsher punishments.
|Severity||Sexual exploitation of children - Charge Description||Punishment|
Felony of the second degree
|A person commits the offense of sexual exploitation of children if he procures for another person a child under 18 years of age for the purpose of sexual exploitation.||A maximum of 10 years in prison and up to $25,000 in fines|
Pennsylvania law allows sexual exploitation of children to be enforced as a statutory charge. This means that this charge can be applied to cases in which the victim is younger than the Pennsylvania Age of Consent, even if the victim willingly engages in sexual relations with the defendant.
Sexual exploitation of children is a charge that is unique to Pennsylvania. Crimes that would be prosecuted as sexual exploitation of children in Pennsylvania will be prosecuted under a different statute depending on the state in which the crime takes place.