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Bill to prohibit copying of child porn in courts heads to governor’s desk

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO
STAFF REPORT

Thursday, March 8, 2018 — A measure that would prohibit lawyers from making their own copies of child pornography evidence in court cases passed the Kentucky Senate Tuesday.

REP. CHAD MCCOY

House Bill 120, sponsored by state Rep. Chad McCoy, would prevent images or videos of children being abused from being distributed among defense attorneys.

“These children have been exploited enough,” McCoy said. “We don’t want any additional copies of these heinous crimes to be circulated to other people.”

McCoy said the bill would also bring Kentucky into compliance with the Adam Walsh Act, a federal law that bars copies of child pornography evidence to be shared with others, even through the court system.

Attorneys will still be able to view the evidence, but only in a monitored government building.

The bill now awaits Gov. Matt Bevin’s signature to become law.

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