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Title XXXVIII CRIMES AND PUNISHMENT; PEACE OFFICERS AND PUBLIC DEFENDERS

Chapter 573

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  573.020.  Promoting obscenity in the first degree — penalty. — 1.  A person commits the offense of promoting obscenity in the first degree if, knowing of its content and character, such person:

  (1)  Wholesale promotes or possesses with the purpose to wholesale promote any obscene material; or

  (2)  Wholesale promotes for minors or possesses with the purpose to wholesale promote for minors any material pornographic for minors; or

  (3)  Promotes, wholesale promotes or possesses with the purpose to wholesale promote for minors material that is pornographic for minors via computer, internet or computer network if the person made the matter available to a specific individual known by the defendant to be a minor.

  2.  The offense of promoting obscenity in the first degree is a class E felony.

  3.  As used in this section, "wholesale promote" means to manufacture, issue, sell, provide, mail, deliver, transfer, transmute, publish, distribute, circulate, disseminate, or to offer or agree to do the same for purposes of resale or redistribution.

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(L. 1977 S.B. 60, A.L. 1987 H.B. 113, et al., A.L. 2000 S.B. 757 & 602, A.L. 2009 H.B. 62, A.L. 2014 S.B. 491)

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