Online Child Exploitation Statute of Limitations

What is the Federal Statute of Limitations for Online Child Exploitation?

The statute of limitations for online child exploitation offenses can vary depending on the jurisdiction and the specific laws in place. In general, federal law has no statute of limitations for certain child exploitation offenses, such as the production, distribution, or possession of child pornography. Some state laws may also have no statute of limitations for such offenses.

However, for other online child exploitation offenses, such as online enticement of a minor or traveling to meet a minor, the statute of limitations may be five years or more.

It is important to consult with a lawyer familiar with the laws in your jurisdiction to determine the specific statute of limitations for a online child exploitation offense. It is also important to note that child exploitation is a serious crime, and authorities may decide to prosecute the offender regardless of the statute of limitations if the evidence is strong.