CA Penal Code 312.7 Tag

Distribution of Child Pornography Conviction in California

33-year-old Peter Ruiz of San Bernardino has been sentenced to 25 years for the creation, production, and distribution of child pornography.  Ruiz filmed his abuse of three young boys living in his neighborhood and then traded and sold the images online.  When area law enforcement officials raided his computer this past Halloween, they found over 6,000 pornographic images of children in addition to approximately 600 videos of the same type. Possession of child pornography may be considered either a misdemeanor or felony in California, depending on the particular circumstances of a client’s case (CA Penal Code, §311-312.7).  However, the federal government...

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