As reported by Thomas J. Morgan in the December 5, 2012 edition of the Providence Journal, a Connecticut man who is employed as an executive at Twin River has been arrested by the Rhode Island State Police and charged with possession of child pornography. The pornography was found on the man's work computer. Twin River security called the State Police who sent troopers from the Computer Crime Unit to investigate. The man has been released on bail.
Pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws 11-9-1.3(1) "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.
It is unlawful for a 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.
If convicted of producing, reproducing or transmitting child pornography, the penalties include a fine of not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000), or imprisoned for not more than fifteen (15) years, or both. The penalties for possession of child pornography include 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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