Some criminal offenses have the potential to damage a person's reputation and professional prospects, not to mention limit their freedom, more than others. This is often the case with sex offenses, which can engender a very negative public response if the criminal charges are publicized or made known in some way. Sex offenses can include acts such as sexual assault, exposing oneself in public, distribution or possession of child pornography and solicitation, among others.
In northern Minnesota, a man accused of distribution of child pornography now faces felony-level criminal charges related to the alleged possession of pornographic work involving minors. The man is specifically accused of having and distributing videos involving juveniles and showing sexual acts. He faces seven counts altogether and each charge could result in a $5,000 fine and five years prison time. According to the criminal complaint, incriminating evidence was found on the man's laptop and a CD in his possession.