As reported by Tatiana Pina in the April 19, 2011 edition of the Providence Journal, a Warwick man was arrested and charged for possession of child pornography. The pornography was found on the man's home computer. Earlier this year, the man's father was also arrested and charged with possession of child pornography. It is unclear if the two cases are related.
Pursuant to Rhode Island General Law, 11-9-1.3, it is a violation of this section for any person to:
(1) Knowingly produce any child pornography;
(2) Knowingly mail, transport, deliver or transfer by any means, including by computer, any child pornography;
(3) Knowingly reproduce any child pornography by any means, including the computer; or
(4) Knowingly possess any book, magazine, periodical, film, videotape, computer disk, computer file or any other material that contains an image of child pornography.
The penalties for production, transmission and reproduction of child pornography is a fine of not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000), or imprisoned for not more than fifteen (15) years, or both. The penalty for possessing child pornography is a fine of not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000), or imprisoned not more than five (5) years, or both.
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