Nature of child porn photos is central

8th Circuit: Nature of child porn photos is central

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals found the specific nature of Internet photos constitute violations of federal child pornography law.

The court in U.S. v Rayl, 1338, denied the appeal of a defendant convicted of four federal child pornography offenses.

The panel cited several reasons to justify its ruling, but noted foremost that photos Lyn Rayl put on the Internet focused on children’s genitals or pubic areas and depicted sexually explicit conduct.

Second, the court said, e-mails containing pictures of nude children indicated Rayl knew he was violating interstate commerce law.

Third, his depictions traveled through computer servers located outside the state where he lived.

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