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Revised law toughens penalties for child porn

Offenders face mandatory three-year term for possession

7:26 AM, Jan. 28, 2013
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A concern among state lawmakers that judges have been too lenient, too often in child pornography cases has translated into harsher sentences for those caught with illicit images of children.

In April 2012, legislators established a mandatory, minimum three-year prison term for the felony offense. It replaced a law that included a clause that gave judges leeway to order lesser penalties.

State Rep. Mark Honadel, R-South Milwaukee, was the sponsor of the updated bill. During testimony at a committee hearing prior to the vote, Honadel said sentences of less than three years were intended ...

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