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Jamaica Makes Child Porn Specific Crime

Associated Press

court-house.jpgKINGSTON, Jamaica -- Legislators in Jamaica have approved a bill that makes possession, production and distribution of child pornography a specific crime.

Those found guilty could face up to 20 years in prison and nearly $6,000 in fines.

Suspects previously linked to child pornography would be prosecuted under charges such as carnal abuse.

Prime Minister Bruce Golding said in a statement released Wednesday that the government will aggressively pursue those who profit from child pornography.

Jamaica also created its first sex-offender registry earlier this year and strengthened laws dealing with other sexual offenses.

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Comments (6)

 

Jermz:
Posted by Jermz | September 27, 2009 8:44 PM

Great move by Mr. Golding. These things r really getting out of hand in Jamaica.



cypher109:
Posted by cypher109 | September 28, 2009 11:52 AM

Which currency dat $6,000 inna?



lazzie kachikwa:
Posted by lazzie kachikwa | October 1, 2009 7:55 AM

We mustn't allow evil-doers to prevail against common sense. I totally support the move taken by the Jamaican legislators. The possession, distribution and possession of child pornography is a very serious crime.....this is carnal abuse.



kim:
Posted by kim | October 2, 2009 7:26 AM

Best thing dem coulda do....Rape and carnal abuse and Child pornography are often overlooked but whats with the $6000 fine?....R u serious? they need 2 rethink that amount ...shud b more like $6m.



Keen:
Posted by Keen | November 6, 2009 11:17 AM

This legislation should have been passed a long time ago. $6000.00 is too small for such a crime



proud man:
Posted by proud man | September 2, 2010 10:19 PM

sick jamaicans... black women are sick and crazy.and everyone knows it..



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