Child Sexually Abusive Material Law and Legal Definition

Child sexually abusive material is referred to material containing sexual image in any form, of a child who is abused or sexually exploited. These materials are documented evidence of a crime because in most cases it involves children who cannot and would not consent and who are victims of a crime.

Following is an example of a state statute {Michigan, MCLS § 750.145c] that defines the term Child sexually abusive material.

Child sexually abusive material means any depiction, whether made or produced by electronic, mechanical, or other means, including a developed or undeveloped photograph, picture, film, slide, video, electronic visual image, computer diskette, computer or computer-generated image, or picture, or sound recording which is of a child or appears to include a child engaging in a listed sexual act; a book, magazine, computer, computer storage device, or other visual or print or printable medium containing such a photograph, picture, film, slide, video, electronic visual image, computer, or computer-generated image, or picture, or sound recording; or any reproduction, copy, or print of such a photograph, picture, film, slide, video, electronic visual image, book, magazine, computer, or computer-generated image, or picture, other visual or print or printable medium, or sound recording.