Published On: Mon, Aug 25th, 2014

Disseminating naked pictures of minors is prohibited

Public ProsecutionWILLEMSTAD – Nude pictures of an underage girl from Curaçao is being distributed on the internet these last few days. The Public Prosecutor (OM) Curacao warns everyone that it is an offense to distribute these photos and / or openly solicit to receive it in any way. This can be, for example, through both whatsapp and blackberry messenger, but also Facebook, Instagram or Twitter or any type of social media.

The OM wants to remind everyone that when a minor is involved in the disseminating of nude photos, the suspect can be prosecuted based on child pornography as defined in article 2: 196 of the Curaçao Code of Criminal Procedure. In accordance with this Article, the person who is guilty of the undesirable proliferation of photographs or images containing sexual conduct with a minor, shall be punished with imprisonment not exceeding four years or a maximum fine of 25,000 guilders.

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