Saturday 21 October 2017

Difference between jurisdictions: US v Ireland

We outline how the law varies between the two countries.

AMERICAN LAW

Marques is wanted in connection with four counts involving the advertising of child pornography, distribution of child pornography, conspiracy to advertise child pornography and conspiracy to distribute child pornography. Each offence carries a maximum penalty of between 20 and 30 years and sentences can be applied consecutively.

IRISH LAW

Under the Child Trafficking and Pornography Act 1998, the possession, distribution, import or export or sale of child pornography is illegal and carries a maximum 14-year term. Using a child or allowing a child to be used for the production of child pornography is also punishable by up to 14 years' imprisonment. Irish sentences tend to be concurrent.

Irish Independent

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