The sexual exploitation of children is a serious problem with profound and devastating consequences for its victims. Legislation supported by Representative DeLuca provides law enforcement with additional means to pursue child pornographers.
House Bill 2670 removes the statute of limitations for the prosecution of those who film, videotape, photograph, or use a computer to depict a child under 18 years of age or a severely or profoundly mentally retarded person engaging in sexual acts. Such acts will be considered crimes of violence and eligible for harsher punishment. In addition, parents or legal guardians will be permitted to testify about the impact the crime had on their children.