Statutes Relating to Crimes Against Children
We exercise jurisdiction and investigative responsibilities pursuant
to the following federal statutes pertaining to various crimes against
1) Follow the links for summaries from the Federal Criminal Code and
Rules under Title 18 of the United States Code. Federal
law defines a "minor" as
a child under the age of 18 unless specified otherwise.
3) 108 Public Law 21. PROTECT Act.
One of the recent changes to several federal statutes relating to crimes
against children is the PROTECT Act which was signed into
law on April 30, 2003. This Act was originally known for creating
AMBER Alert system. However,
it did much more, including increasing penalties for certain convictions.
Act for additional details.
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