For Immediate Release:
Oct. 25, 2012
Contact: Marty Fittante
Child pornography measure passes Senate
LANSING, Mich.— Bills attacking child pornography unanimously passed the Senate last week in Lansing.
These bills will modify laws passed in the early 90’s that don’t address the issue as thoroughly as law enforcement, prosecutors and parents had hoped due to all the advances with the internet and technology since the legislation was originally passed.
Among the package, a bill by Sen. Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba, amends criminal procedures to make it easier for prosecutors to use evidence gathered in undercover police operations against child predators during sentencing.
“These bills help to strengthen our already existing child pornography laws in order to make them more thorough and protect our most valuable asset- our children,” said Casperson. “Making it easier for these heinous criminals to be prosecuted by allowing more evidence to be used against them will provide the proper safeguards we so desperately need because, in today’s world of technology, a child predator can circulate this filth throughout the world in a few keystrokes. This bill is a common sense step to help victims of such atrocious acts.”
The package also includes bills by Sen. Geoff Hansen, R-Hart and Sen. Dave Hildebrand, R-Lowell.
The package now moves to the House of Representatives for further consideration.
For more information or to contact Casperson, please visit www.senatortomcasperson.com or call toll-free at 1-866-305-2038.