The original concept of “loli” referred to a woman with a childlike appearance thanks to the union of certain traits, such as short stature, small chest, childish attitude and personality, in order to make the girl look like a girl, so which a loli could be a girl from 12 years old (which is when childhood ends and adolescence begins) up to 45 (which is when old age begins).
However, the meaning was changing little by little, until lolis were considered not only women with the appearance of a girl, but girls themselves as well, the exactly what is loli? It can be included in 3 groups: lolis who are girls in yes with ages from 6 to 10 years, the lolis who are already young ladies with childish appearance aged between 12 and 17 years and the legal lolis who are already women but maintain an infant appearance and their age ranges from 18 to the 45.
Strict federal and state laws protect children from sexual abuse, child pornography, child molestation, and other sex crimes. However, many people are unaware that watching cartoons could get them into trouble legally. Watching animated depictions of children engaged in sexual activity could result in a child pornography charge.
What is the law in California?
Child pornography laws in California do not explicitly cover loli or manga depicting minors engaging in sexual activity. California statutes prohibit the possession of child pornography. Child porn includes material that depicts a person under the age of 18 years personally engaging in or simulating sexual conduct.
The California Court of Appeals has ruled that this means there has to be a “real child” in the depiction. This means that anime and cartoon depictions of children engaging in sexual acts would not break the law.
Is loli legal in the United States?
Possessing child pornography is illegal in the United States. Under the Act of 2003, any obscene images depicting a minor is considered child pornography. The act was passed in part to make virtual child pornography illegal, even though it did not depict an actual child.
Because lolicon depicts an identifiable minor engaged in sexually explicit situations, loli violates federal law in the United States. You can be arrested and charged with a crime if you possess lolicon in any form.
Other countries have also enacted laws making lolicon and shotacon illegal. They criminalize loli as pedophilia, child pornography, or other illegal material. However, loli continues to be legal in some countries.
International laws governing lolicon vary. Loli is not illegal in Germany because it does not depict real people. However, under the obscenity laws in the United Kingdom, viewing pornographic images of minors, including anime, is illegal.
Potential defenses for child pornography charges
The potential criminal penalties for a child pornography conviction are severe. You face lifelong consequences if the state proves its case against you.
A criminal defense lawyer can help you develop a defense strategy to fight child pornography charges. Some potential defenses might include:
• You honestly believed the individuals in the material were over 18 years of age
• You received the material from another party and did not request the material (i.e., spam email)
• You did not intend to access the material online (went to the wrong website) and immediately deleted any downloads, history, and cookies to prevent further access to the material
Your defense depends on the facts and circumstances of your case. A careful analysis of the facts and the law is required to determine the best way to fight the criminal charges.
One of the best ways to help yourself is to be honest with your lawyer. Tell your attorney everything about the situation. The worst time for your lawyer to hear about evidence against you for the first time is in court.