The Brockton Enterprise reported today that George Lunt of Plymouth, Massachusetts has been charged in Massachusetts Federal Court with two counts of Transportation of Child Pornography and One Count of Possession of Child Pornography. The indictment reflects incidents alleged to have occurred in November of 2008 and January of 2009. The article provided no detail of the criminal activity nor were there any detailed press releases.
Massachusetts Child Pornography Defense Lawyer
Transporting Child Pornography and Possessing Child Pornography are Federal Crimes proscribed by 18 U.S.C. Section 2252A. The law prohibits Receiving Child Pornography, Distributing Child Pornography and Reproducing Child Pornography. It makes no difference whether the material is physically in a person’s possession or on his or her computer. Transportation of Child Pornography under this statute carries a five year minimum sentence and a maximum of twenty years. Possession of Child Pornography carries no minimum and up to ten years in prison. There are affirmative defenses to these charges. If the person portrayed as a child was actually an adult at the time the material was produced no crime has been committed. The article makes no mention of the facts of the acts George Lunt is alleged to have committed.
The Law Offices of Stephen Neyman defends people accused of committing crimes that include Child Pornography. These cases are often defensible, particularly where the offensive material is on a computer. Call our office if you have been charged with this crime. We can be reached at 617-263-6800 or you can contact us online.