Question: What is the charge of child pornography? How is this crime prosecuted and punished?

Answer: The charge of child pornography is possession or access with intent to view the undeveloped film, photographic negative, photograph, motion picture, video tape or any other recording of a child engaged in sexually explicit conduct with the additional requirement that the person know that they have that material, know or have reason to believe that it is a child under the age of 18 engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

And that generally is prosecuted and punished in Wisconsin quite vigorously. It is often I would say these days frequently found through computer share files and things like that that police are part of or other organizations that they have managed to investigate into. There is, in Wisconsin, a three-year mandatory minimum prison sentence for anyone who is convicted of possession of child pornography.

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