2015 ORS 163.686¹
Encouraging child sexual abuse in the second degree

(1) A person commits the crime of encouraging child sexual abuse in the second degree if the person:

(a)(A)(i) Knowingly possesses or controls, or knowingly accesses with the intent to view, a visual recording of sexually explicit conduct involving a child for the purpose of arousing or satisfying the sexual desires of the person or another person; or

(ii) Knowingly pays, exchanges or gives anything of value to obtain or view a visual recording of sexually explicit conduct involving a child for the purpose of arousing or satisfying the sexual desires of the person or another person; and

(B) Knows or is aware of and consciously disregards the fact that creation of the visual recording of sexually explicit conduct involved child abuse; or

(b)(A) Knowingly pays, exchanges or gives anything of value to observe sexually explicit conduct by a child or knowingly observes, for the purpose of arousing or gratifying the sexual desire of the person, sexually explicit conduct by a child; and

(B) Knows or is aware of and consciously disregards the fact that the conduct constitutes child abuse.

(2) Encouraging child sexual abuse in the second degree is a Class C felony. [1995 c.768 §3; 2011 c.515 §4]

Notes of Decisions

Under Former Similar Statute (Ors 163.680)

Because produc­tion of communicative ma­te­ri­al is incentive for child sexual abuse, prohibiting ma­te­ri­al de­pict­ing actual abuse is reasonable regula­tion of by-product of crime, not unconstitu­tional restric­tion on communicative substance of ma­te­ri­al. State v. Stoneman, 323 Or 536, 920 P2d 535 (1996)

In General

Person who uses computer to access Internet web page and inten­tionally call up image of sexually ex­plic­it con­duct involving child does not possess or control that image. State v. Barger, 349 Or 553, 247 P3d 309 (2011)

Chapter 163

Law Review Cita­tions

51 OLR 427-637 (1972)


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 163—Offenses Against Persons, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors163.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 163, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano163.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.