As reported by Thomas Morgan in the May 11, 2011 edition of the Providence Journal, a man arrested in Providence, has been charged with sex crimes involving minors. The man has been charged with distribution of child pornography, enticement of a minor and traveling interstate to engage in sexual acts with a minor. The man was arrested with the help of the Rhode Island State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The man sent images of child pornography to an undercover investigator.
Pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws 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.
Child pornography is defined as any visual depiction, including any photograph, film, video, picture, or computer or computer-generated image or picture, whether made or produced by electronic, mechanical, or other means, of sexually explicit conduct where:
(i) The production of such visual depiction involves the use of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct;
(ii) Such visual depiction is a digital image, computer image, or computer-generated image of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct; or
(iii) Such visual depiction has been created, adapted, or modified to display an identifiable minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct.
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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