In Arizona, laws relating to sexual offenses involving minors may span a variety of allegations. The corresponding potential penalties may vary in part based on the age of the minor said to have been involved. 

Among the types of offenses a defendant may be charged with is the accusation related to child pornography. In Arizona, this may be referred to as sexual exploitation of a minor. 

Arizona laws on child pornography 

As explained by the Arizona State Legislature, a person may be charged with a crime of sexual exploitation of a minor if they are alleged to have been involved with either the creation or the distribution of said materials. These materials may include original or replicated still images or videos. The content of the alleged child pornography may include a visual representation of a minor in a sexual manner, sexual act or other exploitative manner. 

If convicted of a child pornography charge in Arizona, a defendant may face mandatory minimum jail sentences ranging from 2.5 years to 23 years depending on the nature of the case. 

Recent examples in the news 

According to a report by KVOA, one man in Pima County recently received a sentence of more than 400 years in jail after being convicted of multiple sexual offenses relating to minors, including 20 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.  

Other recent cases covered by AZCentral.com include the arrest of a man accused of sending sexual images of minors to his girlfriend and the arrest of a man alleged to have stored child pornographic videos on his computer found in his vehicle.