Child pornography is created any time an person under the age of consent is featured in pornographic pictures or videos. The child, who was exploited and victimized in the creation of that content, is re-victimized every single time these images are distributed and viewed.
Additionally, creating a demand for that content through possessing it leads to more children being victimized in the future. As with any other type of sexual violence, victimization through child pornography is never the fault of the survivor, and support is available.
If you or somebody you know has been harmed in this way, Alliance advocates are here to help. Also, community educators statewide can present programming about this topic to provide information about prevention to children and families. Call our hotline for more information or if you’re struggling to process or understand this difficult – but all too real – subset of sexual violence.