Sexual Exploitation Of A Child

A Serious Defense Against Devastating Charges

Sexual exploitation of a child, as described in Florida statutes, may include allowing, encouraging or forcing a child to solicit for or engage in prostitution, or engage in a sexual performance. Charges can also be brought in situations where an adult is accused of exposing minors to harmful motion pictures, exhibitions, shows, presentations or representations.

Conviction Comes With Harsh Consequences

Charges associated with the sexual exploitation of children include third-degree sexual exploitation, human trafficking and felony second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.

A conviction can have all the usual consequences of any criminal conviction, such as jail time, fines and penalties and a damaging criminal record. This type of crime carries additional stigma due to the sensitive nature of sexual abuse of children:

  • You may be banned from certain jobs.
  • You will have to register as a sex offender.
  • Your career and life as you have known it may be in jeopardy if you are accused of sexual exploitation of a child.

Even being charged with exploitation has the potential to derail your life. If you have reason to believe you are under investigation, you should talk to the experienced attorneys at O'Brien Hatfield, PA, as soon as possible. Early advocacy often makes the difference between a criminal trial and a case that never reaches court.

A Former Prosecutor On Your Side

A former prosecutor who has handled thousands of criminal cases, Mark J. O'Brien understands how the prosecution is likely to proceed. We may discover that there is cause to question the credibility of complaining witnesses.

You owe it to yourself to have the best possible representation as you face these life-altering charges. Contact us online or call 813-228-6989 for a free initial consultation with a lawyer.