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Legal Statutes: Arizona

UPDATED September 15, 2017

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Chapter 35.1 Sexual Exploitation of Children

back to top§ 13-3553. Sexual exploitation of a minor; evidence; exemption; classification

A. A person commits sexual exploitation of a minor by knowingly:

1. Recording, filming, photographing, developing or duplicating any visual depiction in which a minor is engaged in exploitive exhibition or other sexual conduct.

2. Distributing, transporting, exhibiting, receiving, selling, purchasing, electronically transmitting, possessing or exchanging any visual depiction in which a minor is engaged in exploitive exhibition or other sexual conduct.

B. If any visual depiction of sexual exploitation of a minor is admitted into evidence, the court shall seal that evidence at the conclusion of any grand jury proceeding, hearing or trial.

C. Sexual exploitation of a minor is a class 2 felony and if the minor is under fifteen years of age it is punishable pursuant to § 13-705.

Added by Laws 1978, Ch. 200, § 3, eff. Oct. 1, 1978. Amended by Laws 1980, Ch. 229, § 33, eff. April 23, 1980; Laws 1983, Ch. 93, § 1; Laws 1985, Ch. 364, § 27, eff. May 16, 1985; Laws 1996, Ch. 112, § 3; Laws 1998, Ch. 147, § 3; Laws 1999, Ch. 261, § 29; Laws 2000, Ch. 189, § 28; Laws 2001, Ch. 334, § 17; Laws 2008, Ch. 301, § 80, eff. Jan. 1, 2009.