Child exploitation refers to the act of insisting or compelling a child to do any work or act as per your will and wish. Sexual or physical abuse of children through force or threat is a crime that has to be dealt with seriously. Such exploitation especially sexual abuse can lead to numerous emotional traumas in a child. As the child is weaker and younger than the offender, he/she will not know how to protect himself/herself. Because of all these, those who have committed child exploitation face severe criminal charges.
There are several consequences of child exploitation conviction as follows:
If the convict is holding a public office, then he or she will be refused the right to hold the office any longer. Immigrants may be deported once convicted of such a child exploitation criminal charge. You will be deprived of civil rights including the basic right to vote. You will lose your rights to possess any firearms.
Sexual Offenders Registry
When you are convicted of child exploitation because of a sexual abuse with minors, then your name and details like your address, personal description, photograph, date of birth, your charges, and sentence imposed are all registered in the state or federal sexual offenders’ registry.
Your employer will refuse to retain you in the services of his/her organization. If you are a professional like doctor, dentist, nurse, health aides, attorney, beautician or self-employed, your professional licenses might be cancelled. If you are a student of a college or university, then you will be suspended or expulsed from the institution. Any scholarship issued to you will be cancelled on being convicted.
You lose your reputation among your family members, friends and other relatives. In severe cases, you may be shunned by the society and be treated as a predator of children. If you have visitation rights or custodian rights for your children then you may lose it immediately after conviction.
Get Legal Aid
Any human being is prone to make mistakes in life and when you are convicted for your child exploitation, it may have severe consequences in your life. Take legal help to handle the issues expediently. You may also be worried about the violations of your basic human rights due to this conviction. So, consult a criminal defense attorney for legal advice and also to educate yourself about the rights, legal obligations and other issues related to your charges in order to avoid harassment of injustice.