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CITE

    18 USC Sec. 2251A                                           01/05/2009

EXPCITE

    TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
    PART I - CRIMES
    CHAPTER 110 - SEXUAL EXPLOITATION AND OTHER ABUSE OF CHILDREN

HEAD

    Sec. 2251A. Selling or buying of children

STATUTE

      (a) Any parent, legal guardian, or other person having custody or
    control of a minor who sells or otherwise transfers custody or
    control of such minor, or offers to sell or otherwise transfer
    custody of such minor either -
        (1) with knowledge that, as a consequence of the sale or
      transfer, the minor will be portrayed in a visual depiction
      engaging in, or assisting another person to engage in, sexually
      explicit conduct; or
        (2) with intent to promote either -
          (A) the engaging in of sexually explicit conduct by such
        minor for the purpose of producing any visual depiction of such
        conduct; or
          (B) the rendering of assistance by the minor to any other
        person to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose
        of producing any visual depiction of such conduct;
    shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than 30 years or for
    life and by a fine under this title, if any of the circumstances
    described in subsection (c) of this section exist.
      (b) Whoever purchases or otherwise obtains custody or control of
    a minor, or offers to purchase or otherwise obtain custody or
    control of a minor either -
        (1) with knowledge that, as a consequence of the purchase or
      obtaining of custody, the minor will be portrayed in a visual
      depiction engaging in, or assisting another person to engage in,
      sexually explicit conduct; or
        (2) with intent to promote either -
          (A) the engaging in of sexually explicit conduct by such
        minor for the purpose of producing any visual depiction of such
        conduct; or
          (B) the rendering of assistance by the minor to any other
        person to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose
        of producing any visual depiction of such conduct;
    shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than 30 years or for
    life and by a fine under this title, if any of the circumstances
    described in subsection (c) of this section exist.
      (c) The circumstances referred to in subsections (a) and (b) are
    that -
        (1) in the course of the conduct described in such subsections
      the minor or the actor traveled in or was transported in or
      affecting interstate or foreign commerce;
        (2) any offer described in such subsections was communicated or
      transported using any means or facility of interstate or foreign
      commerce or in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce by any
      means including by computer or mail; or
        (3) the conduct described in such subsections took place in any
      territory or possession of the United States.

SOURCE

    (Added Pub. L. 100-690, title VII, Sec. 7512(a), Nov. 18, 1988, 102
    Stat. 4486; amended Pub. L. 108-21, title I, Sec. 103(b)(1)(B),
    Apr. 30, 2003, 117 Stat. 653; Pub. L. 110-358, title I, Sec.
    103(a)(2), (b), Oct. 8, 2008, 122 Stat. 4002, 4003.)

AMENDMENTS

      2008 - Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 110-358, Sec. 103(b), substituted "in
    or affecting interstate" for "in interstate" in pars. (1) and (2).
      Subsec. (c)(2). Pub. L. 110-358, Sec. 103(a)(2), inserted "using
    any means or facility of interstate or foreign commerce or" after
    "or transported".
      2003 - Subsecs. (a), (b). Pub. L. 108-21 substituted "30 years"
    for "20 years" in concluding provisions.
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