Indecent images of children
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In UK Law, an indecent image of a child is a photograph or pseudo-photograph (including one comprised in a film) which shows a child and is "indecent".
- Any image may technically be indecent under UK law.
- Even if an image has been declared as decent by one jury, it may be still be declared indecent by another jury.
- Despite precedents stating that the context of an image does not affect indecency, a jury may be more likely to rule that an image is indecent if they believe that the defendant is attracted to children.
- Previous interpretations of the indecency suggest that "indecency" has a lower threshhold than "pornography", so what is "indecent" (and therefore illegal) is not necessarily "pornographic".
- Child Pornography
- Child Pornography Laws
- Criminal Justice and Immigration Act
- Legal Information
- Prohibited images of children
- Sexual Offences Act (2003)