Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 573
Pornography and Related Offenses
Section 573.035

August 28, 2014


Beginning January 1, 2017--Promoting child pornography in the second degree--penalties.

573.035. 1. A person commits the offense of promoting child pornography in the second degree if, knowing of its content and character, such person possesses with the intent to promote or promotes child pornography of a minor under the age of eighteen or obscene material portraying what appears to be a minor under the age of eighteen.

2. The offense of promoting child pornography in the second degree is a class D felony unless the person knowingly promotes such material to a minor, in which case it is a class B felony. No person who is found guilty of promoting child pornography in the second degree shall be eligible for probation.

(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, A.L. 2014 S.B. 491)

Effective 1-01-17

Until December 31, 2016--Promoting child pornography in the second degree.

573.035. 1. A person commits the crime of promoting child pornography in the second degree if such person possesses with the intent to promote or promotes child pornography of a minor under the age of eighteen or obscene material portraying what appears to be a minor under the age of eighteen.

2. Promoting child pornography in the second degree is a class C felony unless the person knowingly promotes such material to a minor, in which case it is a class B felony. No person who is found guilty of, pleads guilty to, or is convicted of promoting child pornography in the second degree shall be eligible for probation.

(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)

*This section was amended by S.B. 491, 2014, effective 1-01-17. Due to the delayed effective date, both versions of this section are printed here.


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