In 2009 in NJ, there were nearly 9300 cases of child abuse and neglect. Of these, 10.3% or more than 900 children were sexually abused. In each day, there are 3 cases related to child sexual abuse. To reduce this, changes have been made in NJ’s child pornography and child sexual abuse laws.
Changes to NJ’s Child Sexual Abuse and Child Pornography Laws
Child endangerment statute: Child endangerment statute now protects minors up to the age of 18 from sexual abuse. Previously this statute protected minors up to the age of 16.
Definitions and terminology: Updated definitions and terminology have been incorporated into sexual abuse and child pornography statutes to prevent offenders from using new technology to exploit loopholes in the law.
Scope of criminal liability: NJ legislation upgraded and subjected some sexual offenses to harsher penalties and some offenses to mandatory minimum sentences.
Megan’s Law: The law adds provision to Megan’s Law authorizing special lifetime parole supervision for child pornography offenders.
Sex Crime Attorney in NJ
If you are facing a sex crime charge, then you need to hire a sex crime attorney. Attorney Joel Silberman, a sex crime attorney in NJ can handle sex related offenses in NJ. He has represented clients in numerous types of cases including criminal sexual behavior. Call 201-273-7070 for a consultation with Attorney Joel Silberman.