Average Sentence for Child Pornography

In 2009, the US Federal Court System handled more than 1,600 cases of child pornography, up from 100 in earlier years. The huge increase in cases was attributed to the Internet.

The average sentence for someone viewing and receiving child pornography was 91 months in 2007, up from 21 months in 1997.

Source: A.G. Sulzberger, “Judge Weinstein Takes On Child Pornography Laws,” New York Times, May 21, 2010.