New Law Closes Loophole in Child Pornography Viewing
A bill signed last week by Governor Andrew Cuomo will strengthen the laws against internet access of child pornography.
The new law amends New York’s penal law to prohibit individuals from knowingly accessing with the intent of viewing child pornography on a website where the images become automatically embedded in a computer does not possess child pornography.
This new legislation closes that loophole. Under the new law if an individual purposefully accesses a website, intending to view child pornography, he or she will be committing a Class E felony.
As a result of this new law, child pornography can never be legally possessed in New York State.