Summary of Activity of the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, USDOJ – 1995

Posted on October 30, 2012, in Pornography Laws, Research

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The Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS) is part of the Criminal Division of the U.S.  Department of Justice. The Section prosecutes federal child sexual exploitation and abuse, child pornography, and obscenity crimes, identifies major offenders of the applicable statutes, and coordinates the investigation of cases nationally. Its jurisdiction includes crimes involving child sexual exploitation, child sexual abuse on Federal lands (Indian Country, U.S. military installations, and U.S. parks, prisons, and buildings), child pornography, child prostitution, and interstate and foreign commerce and nailing of obscene materials. In addition, the Section’s attorneys provide substantial assistance to United States Attorneys around the country in the prosecution and appeals of such cases. The Section is also responsible for protection of the rights of children under the child victim-witness provisions of the federal criminal code and under the Child Support Recovery Act.

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October 16, 1995

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