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Punishment for child porn charges lax

A computer-assisted investigation by Steve Daniels of WTVD-Raleigh, Durham and Fayetteville (N.C.) compared data from the state court system with data from the state prison system to find that "only 30 percent of people facing child pornography charges in North Carolina between 2003 and mid-December have been sentenced to prison time. Twenty-six percent have been sentenced to probation only." The Attorney General of North Carolina blames lax child pornography laws and has called for the legislature to pass more stringent legislation.

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