Child Pornography Penalties in Minnesota

All penalties listed below for child pornography are the maximum penalty that can be imposed under Minnesota Law unless otherwise specified.

  • Dissemination prohibited
    • Felony: 7 years and/or a $10,000 fine.
    • If it is a second or subsequent offense: 15 years and/or a $20,000 fine.
  • Possession prohibited
    • Felony: 5 years and/or a $5,000 fine.
    • If it is a second or subsequent offense: 10 years and/or a $10,000 fine.
    • If the violation occurs when a person is a registered predatory offender: 10 years.

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