The internet can be one of the most helpful technologies out there today. It can also invite you to take part in some unsavory activities. Sex crimes became more prevalent with the advent of the internet, and they continue to increase in occurrence today. Let's take a look at the various types of internet sex crimes in today's post.
In some respects, there is no worse crime to be accused of than a sex crime. This is not only because of the severe consequences and punishments associated with conviction. It's because those accused of sex crimes -- even if they are never even convicted and get their charges dropped or dismissed -- will face harsh criticism from their communities, families and co-workers, and this criticism may never entirely go away.
A 46-year-old Raleigh man is facing additional charges after a recent arrest on 24 counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of minors. The charges were filed after police reportedly discovered sexual photos and videos of young girls on the man's computer.
There are many different acts that fall under the umbrella term of Internet sex crimes, such as soliciting someone —sometimes a minor — for sexual purposes, conspiracy to work with others in committing such crimes and the production of illegal child pornography.
Believe it or not, you can get charged with a sex crime for using the Internet and engaging in what you believe to be perfectly legal adult activities. The thing is, many North Carolina residents are charged with crimes that they had no idea they were committing.
When an educator is accused of sex crimes involving a minor, the media can quickly convict the person before the case even goes to trial. While everyone is presumed innocent unless he or she is found guilty in a court law, that's just not always the way things go sometimes.
The Internet has brought an entire new world to the masses. Many parents, though, are concerned about how their children are treated while online and worry about ways to protect them. The best way is to always monitor their online activities.
A conviction on the charge of distributing child pornography can affect more than just a person's freedom. The stigma associated with any child sex crime is one that will not likely go away. This is true even if someone is found not guilty of the charge. Just an arrest can cause someone to lose his or her job, apartment or home and relationships with family and friends.
If you are a member of a peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing network, you are considered both a consumer of information and a supplier on that network. If the content you are sharing includes photos, videos or other depictions of minors involved in sexually explicit activity, you could be in for a world of trouble. And by trouble, we mean state or federal sex offense charges.
Instances of child pornography have increased greatly in recent years, fueled mostly by the Internet revolution. Though the crime has become easier to commit -- even accidentally, as is sometimes apparently the case -- the punishments are still very severe. Even a single video or image can result in years of prison time.