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(a) Offense.--A person commits the offense of third degree sexual exploitation of a minor if, knowing the character or content of the material, he possesses material that contains a visual representation of a minor engaging in sexual activity.
(b) Inference.--In a prosecution under this section, the trier of fact may infer that a participant in sexual activity whom material through its title, text, visual representations or otherwise represents or depicts as a minor is a minor.
(c) Mistake of Age.--Mistake of age is not a defense to a prosecution under this section.
(d) Punishment and Sentencing.--Violation of this section is a Class H felony.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 14. Criminal Law § 14-190.17A. Third degree sexual exploitation of a minor - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nc/chapter-14-criminal-law/nc-gen-st-sect-14-190-17a.html
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