(Published June 29, 2021) This report updates and expands upon the Commission’s 2012 Report to the Congress: Federal Child Pornography Offenses. In this report, the Commission provides data from fiscal year 2019 regarding:
- the content of the offender’s child pornography collection and nature of the offender’s collecting behavior;
- the offender’s degree of involvement with other offenders, particularly in an internet community devoted to child pornography and child sexual exploitation; and
- the offender’s engagement in sexually abusive or exploitative conduct in addition to the child pornography offense.
The report also examines the evolution of technology since the 2012 Child Pornography Report its continued impact on offender conduct and the widespread applicability of sentencing enhancements. Lastly, it provides a recidivism analysis of non-production offenders.