Excerpt from Attorney Ralph Behr’s Book. Can a Police Lie to Me? What is Child Abuse and Child Pornography?

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50 ‘most charged’ crimes defined

CHILD ABUSE

The intentional infliction of physical or mental injury, upon a child.

Or, any intentional act that could reasonably be expected to result in physical or mental injury to a child.

Anyone who actively encourages another to commit an act of child abuse is guilty of child abuse.

A child is a person under the age of 18.


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50 ‘most charged’ crimes defined

CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

Possession of any image depicting a minor engaged in sexual conduct.

In most states each image is an additional count. Ten photos (electronic images) can become ten individual counts of child pornography.