Angels cried on Tuesday, as the NY Court of Appeals ruled that it is LEGAL to view child pornography on the internet in the case of James D. Kent, a Marist College professor who was previously convicted for possessing several hundred illegal images in his work computer's web cache.
The court dismissed one of the two counts of featuring a sexual performance of a child and one of the dozens of counts of possession of child pornography on which the pervert was convicted.
Kent the creep denied involvement stating that he "abhorred" child pornography at his sentencing, and claimed that he was framed by someone who placed the images on his computer, which resulted in his sentencing back in 2009.
Things went from bad to worse, as the court ruling basically states that accessing and viewing kiddie porn on the internet isn’t the same as possessing it.
This is just HORRIFYING. Either way you slice it- it's a damn shame!!!
Senior Judge Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick shot off her insane justification:
"Merely viewing Web images of child pornography does not, absent other proof, constitute either possession or procurement within the meaning of our Penal Law. Rather, some affirmative act is required (printing, saving, downloading, etc.) to show that defendant in fact exercised dominion and control over the images that were on his screen.To hold otherwise, would extend the reach of (state law) to conduct — viewing — that our Legislature has not deemed criminal."
What?!!! So “merely viewing” is OK?!! What is this world coming to?!!!
Kent's convictions on the other counts rested on other sick evidence, including a folder of horrors containing 13,000 saved images of girls aged 8-9 years old.
This is BEYOND COMPREHENSION!!! We cannot understand how any court, would enact a loophole that entourages the victimizing of young children.
Awful to the umph degree!
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