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Senate Passes Child Porn Viewing Bill

Senate Passes Child Porn Viewing Bill

ALBANY (WENY)---The New York State Senate passed legislation Tuesday that would make viewing of child pornography online a felony crime.

This is all part of an agreement between the Senate, Assembly and Governor Cuomo, making a person guilty of a crime when knowingly accessing child pornography with the intent to view.

The legislation comes after a state Court of Appeals ruling in May that said viewing child pornography on the Internet is not a crime.

This legislation closes that loophole.

The bill has been sent to the Assembly.