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To amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to child pornography and child exploitation offenses. Read More

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This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on Dec 7, 2012.

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A BILL

To amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to child pornography and child exploitation offenses.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Child Protection Act of 2012''.

SEC. 2. ENHANCED PENALTIES FOR POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY.

(a) Certain Activities Relating to Material Involving the Sexual Exploitation of Minors.--Section 2252(b)(2) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting after ``but if'' the following: ``any visual depiction involved in the offense involved a prepubescent minor or a minor who had not attained 12 years of age, such person shall be fined under this title and imprisoned for not more than 20 years, or if''. (b) Certain Activities Relating to Material Constituting or Containing Child Pornography.--Section 2252A(b)(2) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting after ``but, if'' the following: ``any image of child pornography involved in the offense involved a prepubescent minor or a minor who had not attained 12 years of age, such person shall be fined under this title and imprisoned for not more than 20 years, or if''.

SEC. 3. PROTECTION OF CHILD WITNESSES.

(a) Civil Action To Restrain Harassment of a Victim or Witness.-- Section 1514 of title 18, United States Code, is amended-- (1) in subsection (b)-- (A) in paragraph (1)-- (i) by inserting ``or its own motion,'' after ``attorney for the Government,''; and (ii) by inserting ``or investigation''...

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This legislation will increase the sentence for a person convicted of creating child pornography using a child under 12 from 10 to 20 years.

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Bill Summary

H.R. 6062the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Reauthorization Act H.R. 6064 Temporary Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012