In Oklahoma, it is unlawful to willfully or maliciously engage in enabling child sexual exploitation by causing, procuring or permitting a willful or malicious act of child sexual exploitation of a child under eighteen (18) years of age by another. Clearly, this crime is a form of child abuse that involves a sexual nature. This includes prostitution, child pornagraphy, trafficking, and so on. An allegation for this crime is serious. You’ll want qualified legal counsel at your side if the time comes.
Child Sexual Exploitation in Tulsa
Okla. Stat. tit. 21 § 843.5(H)-(J)
A violation of § 843.5(H)-(J) in Oklahoma is punishable by up to life imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections, or up to one (1) year imprisonment in a county jail and/or a fine of between $500 and $5,000.
Title 21. Crimes and Punishments
Chapter 30 – Miscellaneous Offenses Against the Person
Section 843.5 – Abuse, Neglect, Exploitation, or Sexual Abuse of Child – Penalties
H. Any parent or other person who shall willfully or maliciously engage in child sexual exploitation shall, upon conviction, be punished by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections not exceeding life imprisonment, or by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one (1) year, or by a fine of not less than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) nor more than Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), or both such fine and imprisonment except as provided in subsection I of this section for a child victim under twelve (12) years of age. 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 pursuant to subparagraph f of paragraph 1 of subsection A of Section 991a of Title 22 of the Oklahoma Statutes under conditions determined by the Department of Corrections. The jury shall be advised that the mandatory post-imprisonment supervision shall be in addition to the actual imprisonment. As used in this subsection, “child sexual exploitation” means the willful or malicious sexual exploitation, which includes but is not limited to allowing, permitting, or encouraging a child under eighteen (18) years of age to engage in prostitution or allowing, permitting, encouraging or engaging in the lewd, obscene or pornographic photographing, filming, or depicting of a child under eighteen (18) years of age by another.
I. Any parent or other person who shall willfully or maliciously engage in sexual exploitation of a child under twelve (12) years of age shall, upon conviction, be punished by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for not less than twenty-five (25) years nor more than life imprisonment, and by a fine of not less than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) nor more than Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00).
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The state will not stop at anything to get a conviction. This type of crime is often overcharged so that the government can get you to plead it out.Our team has dealt with these cases for decades now. Don’t hesitate to call us at 918-743-3333.