Child Porn Crimes
June 2, 2017

Man Arrested For Hiding Small Cameras in a Restaurant’s Ladies’ Bathroom – Suspected of Child Porn Manufacturing

The owner of a small Italian restaurant in Sherman Oaks – Bahram Javaherian (65), was recently arrested under the suspicion of child porn. The law enforcement authorities received a tip from an anonymous employee of the restaurant, who discovered that a small camera was attached under the sink in the women’s bathroom. The police confiscated the camera and managed to find hundreds of pictures on the digital device. We are talking about women and their children – girls, who are only 3-4 years old. In addition, law enforcement officers also managed to uncover the pictures of Javaherian attaching the camera under the sink.

The nearby Japanese restaurant owners and employees are shocked and even scared about what was going on across the street. They are stating that Javaherian often came to their restaurant to eat and seemed quite polite and generally nice. Goes to show that a clever disguise may easily fool just about anyone.

It is now obvious that Javaherian was manufacturing child porn in such a perverted way. But, he was recently released on bail (set at $20,000), and the police are urging anyone who has any additional information on the matter to come forward.

Unfortunately, this is not the first and probably not the last time modern technologies are used to commit such disgusting crimes. In fact, the camera was not that easy to spot – it was the size of a regular lighter.

Regrettably, law enforcement officers are encountering cases of child porn manufacturing and distribution all too often. This is because criminals are learning how to use modern technologies to their advantage. There is a rumor that the internet has a dark side to it, one that is sheltering all sorts of criminal activities – we are talking about people who enjoy watching snuff videos, where other people are suffering, child molesters, who are buying child porn and maniacs who are stalking their next victims. Unfortunately, these rumors are true and people often use the internet to distribute drugs, weapons and child pornography.

Of course, police officers are doing everything in their power to stop those criminals and their activities. Nevertheless, the offenders are much too careful and are constantly using encrypted browsers and reliable channels only.

It is imperative for any victims who were victimized by Javaherian to come forward and testify, since those testimonials will help the investigation and will help put the pervert in jail where he belongs.

Child pornography is a serious offense and one that is deemed as a felony, so it does imply time in state prison in certain cases in addition to fines, community services and registration as a sex offender. Law enforcement authorities will do everything they can to make sure that Javaherian is convicted for his illegal activities and that the victims at least know he is not walking the streets of the city.

Such cases are becoming more frequent and the tendency is quite disturbing overall, but that doesn’t mean we can’t fight it!

Law Offices of Criminal Defense Experts

June 11, 2015

Child Pornography Crimes – Legal Consequences

Any type of possession of child pornography is unlawful in today’s society. The penalties for possessing or distributing images or video files that depict sexual conduct of minors under the age of 18 are very severe, especially in the state of California. Any person, who will be found guilty of possessing 6 or more identical images that depict sexual conduct of minors under the age of 18, will also be prosecuted for child pornography distribution. You should contact Los Angeles criminal attorney immediately to find out how to avoid mandatory jail sentence.

When it comes to penalties for possession of child pornography, a convicted criminal can expect the following legal consequences:

- Up to $10 000 in fines
- Prison incarceration for up to 10 years
- A third degree felony conviction

Furthermore, if a person is also found guilty of intending to distribute images or video files depicting sexual conduct of minors under the age of 18, he or she will be charged with the following sentence:

- Up to $10 000 in fines
- Prison incarceration for up to 20 years
- A second degree felony conviction

Most people who were prosecuted for possessing or distributing of child pornography will be obliged to register as sex offenders for the rest of their lives. Being registered as a sex offender is probably the harshest penalty, since even when a person will be released from prison, he or she will not be able to find a decent job, rent good real estate property and so on. Companies and even landlords are very strict when it comes to registered sex offenders – these individuals are genuinely unacceptable.

The law is often far from being perfect. For instance, until recently, minors, who were sexting – sending nude pictures of themselves to other minors, were considered to be actual sex offenders and were prosecuted for distribution of child pornography. Needless to say, this law was a rather unwise one. Hence, the law was changed and the severity of punishment was significantly lessened. Nowadays, in case a minor was sexting his or her nude pictures to other minors, he or she will risk facing the following legal consequences:

- Misdemeanor offense charges
- Attending special education classes with the parents

Furthermore, according to the new law, any criminal records of minors who followed all the requirements that were appointed by the court of law, will be eligible for expunging their criminal records when they reach the age of 18. Besides, they will not be required to be registered as sex offenders for their first offense. It is important to understand that not all of the potential offenders are actually guilty. Some people simply are not aware of how old another person really is. For instance, if a person was receiving explicit images from a minor, he or she may be misled in terms of the minor’s age. Some people just could not have known that the pictures were sent by a minor.

If you are a victim in one of the above-mentioned child pornography crimes, it is incredibly important to have a truly skillful and experienced attorney by your side to help you protect your legal rights in the court of law. Only a good lawyer will have the ability to prove that you are actually innocent and were not possessing or distributing child pornography. It is imperative to hire a great attorney, who will be able to discover all the necessary evidence that will indicate the lack of guilt. In the end, if you are innocent and do not want to answer for the crimes that you did not commit, do not hesitate to get in touch with an experienced Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer at the earliest opportunity.