Enabling Child Sexual Exploitation

Enabling Child Sexual Exploitation

Enabling Child Sexual Exploitation is a serious crime in Oklahoma. This crime is a form of child abuse. In Oklahoma, it is unlawful to willfully or maliciously engage in child sexual exploitation of a child under eighteen (18) years of age.

Punishment For Enabling Child Sexual Exploitation in Tulsa

Okla. Stat. tit. 21 § 843.5(J)

A violation of Okla. Stat. tit. 21 § 843.5(J) 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.

21. Crimes and Punishments
Chapter 30 – Miscellaneous Offenses Against the Person
Section 843.5  – Abuse, Neglect, Exploitation, or Sexual Abuse of Child – Penalties

J. Any parent or other person who shall willfully or maliciously engage in enabling 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. As used in this subsection, “enabling child sexual exploitation” means the causing, procuring or permitting of a willful or malicious act of child 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. As used in this subsection, “permit” means to authorize or allow for the care of a child by an individual when the person authorizing or allowing such care knows or reasonably should know that the child will be placed at risk of sexual exploitation as proscribed by this subsection.

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