Summary: H.R.2539 — 99th Congress (1985-1986)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.2539. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (05/16/1985)

Children's Protection Act of 1985 - Amends the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Statute to extend the Act's coverage to the sexual exploitation of children.

Authorizes a civil suit for treble damages for any person injured personally or in his or her business or property.

Amends the Federal criminal code with regard to the sexual exploitation of children. Makes it a Federal offense to print or publish any statement or advertisement to receive, buy, produce, display, photograph, film, print or publish any statement or advertisement to receive, buy, produce, display, photograph, film, print or record any visual depiction of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct. Prohibits offering participation in sexually explicit conduct with a minor. Lists factors that may be considered in determining whether a person engaged in such conduct has attained the age of 18. Provides that the Government need not establish the identify of the alleged minor in a prosecution under this section.

Increases the penalties for offenses involving the transportation of minors for prohibited sexual conduct.