Source: Senator Martin Golden's offices

An unfortunate loophole in New York’s legislation for prosecuting those charged with viewing child pornography was finally closed on Saturday.

Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senator Marty Golden and other legislative leaders struck a deal to make viewing kiddie porn a felony crime.

The initial confusion came up when a court ruled that in order for a defendant to be convicted of child porn, he or she must print the material. Simply viewing it via iPad or home computer was not actually a felony.

The deal also addresses previous instances wherein lawyers claimed their clients used the child porn for educational purposes. It does, however, contain an excpetion for prosecutors who deal with child porn in legal proceedings, clarified Golden to the Wall Street Journal.

“I’m glad that all the legislators came to their senses and did the right thing to make sure we try to stop the victimization and abuse of kids,” Golden said.

Lawmakers will process the bill before ending the next legislative session this week.

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  • ShadowLock

    What if the kids………..make child porn of them selves……… is that a crime?

    there was one episode on law and order svu where they couldn’t do anything since the kids who were making it were allowed to make it….

    whatever the point is, anyone who enjoys kiddie porn is a sick fuck. 

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

    Can’t we go after the ones who produce this material? Can’t we block access to web sites that exhibit it? These are far worse criminals.

    • http://twitter.com/nicktherat Nick the Rat

      hard to do when the person uploading it might live on the south pole, not in the USA jurisdiction 

      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

         Nah, that’s just a snowjob.

  • http://twitter.com/nicktherat Nick the Rat

    what is the definition of kiddie porn? must there be insertion? is it a kid naked at the beach? is it a fully clothed child in a sexual position? what if you photoshop a kids face onto an adult porno stars body? seriously…what IS kiddie porn?

    • http://twitter.com/nicktherat Nick the Rat

      i wonder if writing literature about child sex and drawing picture of kids having sex is illegal as well. 

    • nolastname

      I think child porn is for the real sick-o’s. If viewing porn is a felony what is the penalty? What about repeat offenders? There should be stern laws with a guideline that does not budge.
      Little naked children angels might be pulled of shelves and collectors plates. What say that?

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