As reported by Donita Naylor in the July 23, 2014 edition of the Providence Journal, Rhode Island State Police arrested a Bristol man for possession of child pornography and transferring child pornography. The State Police's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force conduct an undercover investigation which led to the man's arrest.
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 to include 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 if convicted of producing, reproducing and transferring 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 penalties if convicted of 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. Sex offender registration and sex offender counseling would also be required.
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