Question: What are some of the most common computer sex crimes charged?

Answer: There are several Wisconsin statutes that fall under the category of computer sex crimes. The most common example is possession of child pornography. This is where a person possesses or accesses material in which a child is engaged in sexually explicit conduct. This is a felony and usually carries a mandatory prison sentence. Another example is using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime.

This is where a person uses a computer to communicate with a child for the purpose of sexual contact. This offense does not require that the actor actually commits sexual contact with a child; it is enough that the person used a computer to communicate with a child under the age of 16 with the intent to have sexual contact. This offense is a felony and it’s punishable up to a $100,000 fine and 40 years imprisonment.

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