Internet and Computer Sex Crimes in Oklahoma
Although the Internet has proven to be a useful tool capable of connecting people and information, it has also opened up a whole new world of crime, especially within the illegal sex trade. Internet and computer sex crimes include any illegal activity carried out via cell phones, computer networks, mobile devices, or any other electronic or digital means.
Computer sex crimes include sexting, which means sending explicit photos through a cellphone. Sending pornographic videos or photos of minors or to minors is also a crime, as is soliciting minors for sex over the Internet. Possessing, distributing or downloading explicit images of minors can be charged as child pornography.
Penalties for Computer Crimes
Electronic sex crimes are likely to be charged as felonies. If convicted, you could face up to five years in prison, a fine of up to $5,000 and be ordered to register as a sex offender, which can damage your reputation and bring about further consequences in your personal and professional lives.