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Man faces child porn charges for unusual accusation

Man faces child porn charges for unusual accusation

A man in a neighboring state is facing an unusual accusation. Prosecutors say the 73-year-old man has been charged with possession of child pornography and will face the charges in federal court. He is accused of pasting children's heads onto adult bodies in pornographic images. However unusual this accusation might seem, it is still very serious. The man could face up to ten years in prison if he is convicted.

Although the man was not charged with possession of child pornography in New Jersey, the man was charged under federal laws and will have a trial in federal court. People in New Jersey could also be subject to similar federal charges, although different state level courts have also overturned convictions because no minors were actually engaged in sexual acts. According to a report, the charges stem from court rulings in two federal courts that say the court has an interest in protecting minors whose faces might appear in pornographic images.

Because sometimes courts vary in their decisions, it is important that people understand their rights if they are accused of a crime. They might be wise to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney if they are facing child pornography charges.

An experienced attorney can help a person form a rigorous criminal defense and make sure that all court cases are considered when presenting a defense to the court. If a person is convicted, an attorney might be able to help the person seek an appeal in hopes of overturning a decision by a lower court.

Source: Thomson Reuters News & Insight, "N.Y. man charged with possessing cut-and-paste child porn," Jessica Dye, Jan. 25, 2013

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