Legislative efforts to criminalize images of nude minors and seniors

Ohio Senate Bill 103

No minor, by use of a telecommunications device, shall recklessly create, receive, exchange, send, or possess a photograph, video, or other material that shows a minor in a state of nudity.

Though the charge is less (from a felony to a misdemeanor), this proposed Ohio law would require much less explicit sexuality than the federal definition of child pornography. Ohio is now considering outlawing visual representations of mere nudity–not just sex acts and genitals, as in the federal definition.

Judith Levine also explains that nudity is on the table to be criminlized for seniors as well:

Massachusetts state representative Kathi-Anne Reinstein (D-Revere) has introduced a bill making it a crime for anyone over 60 to pose nude or sexually for a film or photo. The person taking the photo — whether a lover, artist or commercial porn maker — would also face jail time.

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