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CRM 1500-1999

1967. Selling Or Buying Of Children (Section 2251A)

Title 18 U.S.C. section 2251A(a) punishes any parent, legal guardian, or other person with rights of custody or control over a minor who sells or otherwise transfers control of such minor with knowledge that the minor will be used to depict sexually explicit conduct or with the intent of promoting the minor in sexually explicit conduct.

for the purpose of engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

The penalties for subsections (a) and (b) are imprisonment for 20 years to life and a fine if during the course of conduct the minor traveled in or was transported in interstate or foreign commerce; or offers to transport were made in interstate or foreign commerce, including by computer; or the conduct occurred in any territory or possession of the United States.

[cited in JM 9-75.001]