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The Nation : House OKs Child Porn Bill

A bill strengthening protection of children against what one proponent called “the slimy underworld of . . . pornography” was passed unanimously by the House. The measure would make it illegal to take a child across a state line for the production of pornography. It would also make it a crime to advertise to buy or sell child pornography or to offer or seek children for sex acts or to participate with children in sex acts for the purpose of producing pornography. Offenses would be punishable by maximum jail terms of 10 and 15 years and fines of $250,000. A similar bill is pending in the Senate.


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