Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 573
Pornography and Related Offenses
Section 573.025

August 28, 2013


Promoting child pornography in the first degree.

573.025. 1. A person commits the crime of promoting child pornography in the first degree if such person possesses with the intent to promote or promotes child pornography of a child less than fourteen years of age or obscene material portraying what appears to be a child less than fourteen years of age.

2. Promoting child pornography in the first degree is a class B felony unless the person knowingly promotes such material to a minor, in which case it is a class A felony. No person who pleads guilty to or is found guilty of, or is convicted of, promoting child pornography in the first degree shall be eligible for probation, parole, or conditional release for a period of three calendar years.

3. Nothing in this section shall be construed to require a provider of electronic communication services or remote computing services to monitor any user, subscriber or customer of the provider, or the content of any communication of any user, subscriber or customer of the provider.

(L. 1985 H.B. 366, et al., A.L. 2000 S.B. 757 & 602, A.L. 2008 S.B. 714, et al., A.L. 2009 H.B. 62)


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