Making Child Exploitation Material

Making child exploitation material is a crime under section 228B of the Criminal Code.

‘Making’ includes producing and attempting to produce. ‘Child exploitation material’ is material that is likely to cause offence to a reasonable adult. The material must represent a person under the age of 16 years engaging in sexual abuse, being offensive or demeaning, or being subjected to abuse, cruelty or torture.

It is immaterial, with respect to the age of a person depicted in this material, that the defendant did not know that the person was under 16, or believed that the person was not under that age.

The maximum penalty is 14 years imprisonment.

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