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Hello Waqas,My name isXXXXX a licensed attorney. Glad to try and help out.Sure sorry for your predicament, truly. My heart goes out to you.Please believe me when I say it brings me no pleasure to share the following information with you. I didn't enact the law, and personally I often disagree with various provisions, but nevertheless here's the truth. I won't do you the disservice of lying or misleading you. So, that being said, here's the truthful way the law works in such cases.For the adult, the range of potential charges and punishments is best described here courtesy of the United States Department of Justice:Citizen's Guide to U.S. Federal Law on ObscenityIn the event of a criminal investigation and prosecution, this would be a case for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in cooperation with state law enforcement.Pertaining to the child, yes the minor would still be regarded as a victim. The entirety of the laws in this regard protect the child and punish the adult.The botXXXXX XXXXXne is that this is a gravely serious matter, without regard to any conduct whatsoever on the part of the child. The best way to protect your interests would be to confer with a local criminal defense attorney without delay and refrain from even going online until you do.I am truly sorry.If you have a follow-up question or need clarification, please just say the word by using "reply" to reach me.I hope all works out for you. Take care,Ben, J.D.