Internet Sex Crimes
Fight Your Charges with the Help of Our Houston Sex Crime Lawyer
It is important to note that the Internet is not a space free of restriction.
All online actions are subject to local, state, and federal laws. As such,
sex crimes committed or initiated online or at a digital distance can
still result in harsh, real-world penalties.
If you’ve been accused of an Internet sex crime, don’t wait
get the legal help you need. Your future is at stake, and our team at
The Law Office of Jason Luong, PLLC is here to help make sure that you
are treated fairly and get the best possible outcome.
Types of Internet Sex Crimes
Online sex crimes can take a variety of forms. According to the U.S. Department
Office of Justice Programs, these include:
- Possession and distribution of child pornography
- Production of child pornography
- Interacting with minors for sexual purposes online (including exchange
of sexually explicit messages and content)
- Collaborating with persons seeking to solicit minors for sex or to produce
- Endorsing or participating in prostitution or sex trafficking
The vast majority of Internet sex crimes are found to violate sex trafficking
or child pornography laws. If you are convicted of a child pornography
offense, you could be found guilty of anywhere from a class B misdemeanor
to a first-degree felony, depending on the nature of the offense. If you
are found guilty of sex trafficking online, which is typically tied into
forced prostitution and warrants a first or second degree felony depending
on the age of the person being trafficked, you could end up in prison
for up to 20 years, with maximum fines of $10,000, and potentially registered
as a sex offender for the rest of your life.
If you are being charged with an Internet sex crime, your future is on
the line. You will need the help of an experienced professional who is
well-acquainted with laws regarding
sex crimes. Don’t wait to begin assembling your case.
To get our experienced Houston sex crime attorney on your side and take
the first step toward a better outcome, call
The Law Office of Jason Luong, PLLC or schedule your free consultation today.