Sexual Offenses: Federal Law 18 U.S.C 2256

18 U.S.C. 2256 – “CHILD PORNOGRAPHY” DEFINED

Child pornography is defined as any visual depiction, including any photograph, film, video, or computer or computer-generated image
or picture, whether made or produced by electronic, mechanical, or other means, of sexually explicit conduct, where

  • the production of such visual depiction involves the use of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct;
  • such visual depiction is a digital image, computer image, or computer-generated image that is, or is indistinguishable from, that of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct; or
  • such visual depiction has been created, adapted, or modified to appear that an identifiable minor is engaging in sexually explicit conduct.