28 May 2008

UK - Computer generated abuse 'banned'

Drawings and computer-generated images of child sex abuse would be made illegal under proposals announced by UK Justice Minister Maria Eagle. Owners of such images would face up to three years in prison under the plans. Under the Obscene Publications Act it is illegal to possess photos of child abuse but it is legal to own drawings and computer-generated images. Ms Eagle said the proposed move would "help close a loophole that we believe paedophiles are using".