Child Sexual Abuse Lawyer in Texas
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Under Texas Penal Code Ann. § 43.251(b), the offense of employment harmful to minors occurs when a defendant induces, authorizes or employs a child to work in a sexually oriented commercial activity or in any place of business requesting, requiring or permitting a child to work nude or topless. The criminal offense of “employment harmful to minors” is charged as a felony of the second degree. If the child is younger than 14 years of age at the time the offense is committed then the crime is charged as a felony of the first degree.
If you were charged with any offense related to providing employment harmful to minors, contact an experienced child sexual abuse lawyer at Stuckle & Associates PLLC. Our attorneys represent both men and women accused of this serious criminal offense, which can be charged as either a second or first degree felony in Texas. Contact our firm today to discuss the details surrounding your case and defenses that might apply.
What Is Considered Harmful Employment Regarding Children in Texas?
Under Section 43.251 for employment harmful to children, the term “child” means a person younger than 18 years of age. The term “nude” means a child who is either entirely unclothed or “clothed in a manner that leaves uncovered or visible through less than fully opaque clothing any portion of the breasts below the top of the areola of the breasts, if the child is female, or any portion of the genitals or buttocks.”
The term “topless” means a “female child clothed in a manner that leaves uncovered or visible through less than fully opaque clothing any portion of her breasts below the top of the areola.”
The term “sexually oriented commercial activity” is defined to include any commercial enterprise with the primary business of offering of a service that is intended to provide sexual stimulation or sexual gratification to the customer including the following types of establishments:
- Massage establishment;
- Nude studio;
- Modeling studio; or
- Love parlor.
Contact Our Firm for a Free Consultation and Help to Contest Your Allegations
If you were charged with any criminal offense related to the sexual exploitation of children, an experienced child sexual abuse lawyer at Stuckle & Associates PLLC can help you contest the allegations you are facing. Any charge related to sexually motivated crimes against minors can lead to very serious penalties if a conviction ensues, including long periods of incarceration and a sex offender designation that will last a lifetime.