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1976. Production Of Sexually Explicit Depictions Of A Minor For Importation Into The U.S.

Section 2260 of Title 18, United States Code, prohibits the use of a minor outside the United States to engage in sexually explicit conduct for use in material to be imported or the transportation of a minor with the intent to create such visual depictions. Subsection (b) prohibits a person outside of the United States from knowingly receiving, transporting, selling, distributing a visual depiction of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct, intending such depiction be imported into the United States.

The penalty for a person who violates this section, or conspires or attempts to do so, is imprisonment for not more than 10 years and/or a fine. A prior conviction under Chapter 109A or Chapter 110 of Title 18 raises the penalty to a maximum sentence of 20 years and/or a fine.

[cited in JM 9-75.001]

Updated January 17, 2020