(ALBANY, N.Y.) -- Lawmakers in New York have reached an agreement on legislation aimed at closing a loophole in the laws that prohibit child pornography in the state.
Officials said currently under state law an individual cannot be charged with "possession" of child pornography if the person views such material on a website where the images become automatically embedded in a computer. However, the legislation agreed upon closes this loophole.
A release from Governor Andrew Cuomo's office on Sunday went on to explain that the new law would make purposefully accessing a website, intending to view child pornography, a class E felony.
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