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Prosecutor Out To Fix Child Porn Loophole

Idaho County Prosecutor Kirk A. MacGregor wants the Idaho Legislature to make it a crime to possess drawings or artistic renderings of children in sexually explicit situations. Unlike Washington, where having sexually explicit drawings of children is a crime, Idaho only prosecutes people who possess photographs of child pornography. That needs to change, MacGregor said. "I think the state Legislature has got to fix the statute because it appears that you're only guilty if it's photographic material," MacGregor said. "It's legal to possess drawings of children in sexually exploitative situations and I think it should be a crime. ... To me, it's a loophole in the law that needs to be fixed"/Kathy Hedberg, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

Question: Should Idaho child porn law be changed to include sexually explicit drawings of children as a crime?




D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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