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Oregon Revised Statutes
Chapter 163 - Offenses Against Persons
 
VISUAL RECORDING OF SEXUAL CONDUCT OF CHILDREN
 
163.665 Definitions for ORS 163.670 to 163.693. As used in ORS 163.670 to 163.693:
(1) “Child” means a person who is less than 18 years of age, and any reference to a child in relation to a photograph, motion picture, videotape or other visual recording of the child is a reference to a person who was less than 18 years of age at the time the original image in the photograph, motion picture, videotape or other visual recording was created and not the age of the person at the time of an alleged offense relating to the subsequent reproduction, use or possession of the visual recording.
 
(2) “Child abuse” means conduct that constitutes, or would constitute if committed in this state, a crime in which the victim is a child.
 
(3) “Sexually explicit conduct” means actual or simulated:
(a) Sexual intercourse or deviant sexual intercourse;
 
(b) Genital-genital, oral-genital, anal-genital or oral-anal contact, whether between persons of the same or opposite sex or between humans and animals;
 
(c) Penetration of the vagina or rectum by any object other than as part of a medical diagnosis or treatment or as part of a personal hygiene practice;
 
(d) Masturbation;
 
(e) Sadistic or masochistic abuse; or
 
(f) Lewd exhibition of sexual or other intimate parts.
(4) “Visual depiction” includes, but is not limited to, photographs, films, videotapes, pictures or computer or computer-generated images or pictures, whether made or produced by electronic, mechanical or other means.
163.670 Using child in display of sexually explicit conduct.
(1) A person commits the crime of using a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct if the person employs, authorizes, permits, compels or induces a child to participate or engage in sexually explicit conduct for any person to observe or to record in a photograph, motion picture, videotape or other visual recording.
 
(2) Using a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct is a Class A felony.
163.676 Exemption from prosecution under ORS 163.684.
(1) No employee is liable to prosecution under ORS 163.684 or under any city or home rule county ordinance for exhibiting or possessing with intent to exhibit any obscene matter or performance provided the employee is acting within the scope of regular employment at a showing open to the public.
 
(2) As used in this section, “employee” means any person regularly employed by the owner or operator of a motion picture theater if the person has no financial interest other than salary or wages in the ownership or operation of the motion picture theater, no financial interest in or control over the selection of the motion pictures shown in the theater, and is working within the motion picture theater where the person is regularly employed, but does not include a manager of the motion picture theater.
163.682 Exceptions to ORS 163.665 to 163.693. The provisions of ORS 163.665 to 163.693 do not apply to:
(1) Any legitimate medical procedure performed by or under the direction of a person licensed to provide medical services for the purpose of medical diagnosis or treatment, including the recording of medical procedures;
 
(2) Any activity undertaken in the course of bona fide law enforcement activity or necessary to the proper functioning of the criminal justice system, except that this exception shall not apply to any activity prohibited by ORS 163.670;
 
(3) Any bona fide educational activity, including studies and lectures, in the fields of medicine, psychotherapy, sociology or criminology, except that this exception shall not apply to any activity prohibited by ORS 163.670;
 
(4) Obtaining, viewing or possessing a photograph, motion picture, videotape or other visual recording as part of a bona fide treatment program for sexual offenders; or
 
(5) A public library, as defined in ORS 357.400, or a library exempt from taxation under ORS 307.090 or 307.130, except that these exceptions do not apply to any activity prohibited by ORS 163.670.
163.684 Encouraging child sexual abuse in the first degree.
(1) A person commits the crime of encouraging child sexual abuse in the first degree if the person:
(a)
(A) Knowingly develops, duplicates, publishes, prints, disseminates, exchanges, displays, finances, attempts to finance or sells any photograph, motion picture, videotape or other visual recording of sexually explicit conduct involving a child or possesses such matter with the intent to develop, duplicate, publish, print, disseminate, exchange, display or sell it; or
 
(B) Knowingly brings into this state, or causes to be brought or sent into this state, for sale or distribution, any photograph, motion picture, videotape or other visual recording of sexually explicit conduct involving a child; and
(b) Knows or is aware of and consciously disregards the fact that creation of the visual recording of sexually explicit conduct involved child abuse.
(2) Encouraging child sexual abuse in the first degree is a Class B felony.
163.686 Encouraging child sexual abuse in the second degree.
(1) A person commits the crime of encouraging child sexual abuse in the second degree if the person:
(a)
(A)
(i) Knowingly possesses or controls any photograph, motion picture, videotape or other visual recording of sexually explicit conduct involving a child for the purpose of arousing or satisfying the sexual desires of the person or another person; or
 
(ii) Knowingly pays, exchanges or gives anything of value to obtain or view a photograph, motion picture, videotape or other visual recording of sexually explicit conduct involving a child for the purpose of arousing or satisfying the sexual desires of the person or another person; and
(B) Knows or is aware of and consciously disregards the fact that creation of the visual recording of sexually explicit conduct involved child abuse; or
(b)
(A) Knowingly pays, exchanges or gives anything of value to observe sexually explicit conduct by a child or knowingly observes, for the purpose of arousing or gratifying the sexual desire of the person, sexually explicit conduct by a child; and
 
(B) Knows or is aware of and consciously disregards the fact that the conduct constitutes child abuse.
(2) Encouraging child sexual abuse in the second degree is a Class C felony.
 163.687 Encouraging child sexual abuse in the third degree.
(1) A person commits the crime of encouraging child sexual abuse in the third degree if the person:
(a)
(A)
(i) Knowingly possesses or controls any photograph, motion picture, videotape or other visual recording of sexually explicit conduct involving a child for the purpose of arousing or satisfying the sexual desires of the person or another person; or
 
(ii) Knowingly pays, exchanges or gives anything of value to obtain or view a photograph, motion picture, videotape or other visual recording of sexually explicit conduct involving a child for the purpose of arousing or satisfying the sexual desires of the person or another person; and
(B) Knows or fails to be aware of a substantial and unjustifiable risk that the creation of the visual recording of sexually explicit conduct involved child abuse; or
(b)
(A) Knowingly pays, exchanges or gives anything of value to observe sexually explicit conduct by a child or knowingly observes, for the purpose of arousing or gratifying the sexual desire of the person, sexually explicit conduct by a child; and
 
(B) Knows or fails to be aware of a substantial and unjustifiable risk that the conduct constitutes child abuse.
(2) Encouraging child sexual abuse in the third degree is a Class A misdemeanor.
163.688 Possession of materials depicting sexually explicit conduct of a child in the first degree.
(1) A person commits the crime of possession of materials depicting sexually explicit conduct of a child in the first degree if the person:
(a) Knowingly possesses any visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct involving a child or any visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct that appears to involve a child; and
 
(b) Uses the visual depiction to induce a child to participate or engage in sexually explicit conduct.
(2) Possession of materials depicting sexually explicit conduct of a child in the first degree is a Class B felony.
163.689 Possession of materials depicting sexually explicit conduct of a child in the second degree.
(1) A person commits the crime of possession of materials depicting sexually explicit conduct of a child in the second degree if the person:
(a) Knowingly possesses any visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct involving a child or any visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct that appears to involve a child; and
 
(b) Intends to use the visual depiction to induce a child to participate or engage in sexually explicit conduct.
(2) Possession of materials depicting sexually explicit conduct of a child in the second degree is a Class C felony.
163.690 Lack of knowledge of age of child as affirmative defense. It is an affirmative defense to any prosecution under ORS 163.684, 163.686, 163.687 or 163.693 that the defendant, at the time of engaging in the conduct prohibited therein, did not know and did not have reason to know that the relevant sexually explicit conduct involved a child.
 
163.693 Failure to report child pornography.
(1) A person commits the crime of failure to report child pornography if the person, in the course of processing or producing a photograph, motion picture, videotape or other visual recording, either commercially or privately, has reasonable cause to believe that the visual recording being processed or produced, or submitted for processing or production, depicts sexually explicit conduct involving a child and fails to report that fact to the appropriate law enforcement agency.
 
(2) Failure to report child pornography is a Class A misdemeanor.