Fla. Senate Expands State’s Child Porn Law

TALLAHASSEE (CBS4) – The Florida Senate voted to extend the state’s anti-child pornography law to include intentionally looking at such images even if one does not download them.

The bill (SB 846) was approved 39-0 on Friday. A similar bill (HB 595) is in the House.

It requires proof that someone looked at more than one image or movie to protect those who may accidentally come across such material on the Internet.

The law is already a third-degree felony and is punishable by up to five years in prison.

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  1. tmz is right says:

    they should convict any judge who cannot prove someone was actualy harmed when a couple teenagers sexted to each other and then sentences them.

  2. Anon says:

    Wow – so if Google images mixes in a couple bad images with others, you go to jail? Wow. Do these people understand technology?

    1. Mike says:

      Its florida, we really can’t expect them to understand much.

  3. manny296 says:

    I am confuse isn’t child porn illegal already? Why are they wasting time and tax payer money by making it more illegal? All they have to do is enforce the laws already on the books… Protect children etc..

    They are just grand standing when officials say they are expanding the laws because it is already illegal..

  4. confused says:

    when looking at pornographic images, how does one know if the person in the image is over or under the legal age of 18? some people look to be 18-21, when in fact they may be 14-17. if a porn site advertises that all their people are over 18, would a client be protected from child porn charges if it were proven that the person in a particular image was under 18?

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