22-22-24.3Sexual exploitation of a minor--Felonies--Assessment.

A person is guilty of sexual exploitation of a minor if the person causes or knowingly permits a minor to engage in an activity or the simulation of an activity that:

(1)    Is harmful to minors;

(2)    Involves nudity; or

(3)    Is obscene.

Consent to performing these proscribed acts by a minor or a minor's parent, guardian, or custodian, or mistake as to the minor's age is not a defense to a charge of violating this section.

A violation of this section is a Class 6 felony. If a person is convicted of a second or subsequent violation of this section within fifteen years of the prior conviction, the violation a Class 5 felony.

The court shall order an assessment pursuant to § 22-22-1.3 of any person convicted of violating this section.

Source: SL 2002, ch 109, § 8; SL 2005, ch 120, § 401; SL 2006, ch 121, § 7.