“Lawmakers aim to close porn law loophole” by Sam Wroblewski

image courtesy of WPRI.com

image courtesy of WPRI.com

This shortened excerpt oringally appeared on WPRI. The source of this excerpt is http://wpri.com/2014/03/11/porn-law-loophole/. Journalist Sam Wroblewski discusses a recent measure that could close a dangerous Rhode Island legal loophole. Please refresh your browser if the video is not initially shown.

“Sen. Frank Lombardi said he was shocked when he learned that, despite Rhode Island’s comprehensive child pornography and human trafficking laws, it is technically legal for adults to send sexually explicit material to children.

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Senate Bill 2610 would make it a felony to send video, images or sound depicting sexually explicit conduct to someone under the age of 18. Breaking the law would be punishable by up to five years in prison and/or a maximum $5,000 fine, and offenders would have to register as sex offenders.

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The Rhode Island Police Chiefs Association has endorsed the legislation.”

This is a significantly shortened excerpt. To read the full article, please visit the WPRI website. http://wpri.com/2014/03/11/porn-law-loophole/

Sam Wroblewski is a journalist for Rhode Island’s WPRI.