Saturday, February 04, 2006
Senators John Kerry (D-Mass) and Johnny Isakson (R-Ga) today introduced legislation to increase the penalties for anyone who downloads child pornography off of the Internet. Senator Kerry began work on the Legislation after hearing the story of Masha, a Russian orphan, who was adopted by an American pedophile. Her adoptive father started sexually abusing her the first night she spent with him and immediately sharing hundreds of pictures of her on the Internet. He was found guilty of 11 counts of child sexual abuse. Her images still remain on the Internet. "Masha's Law” will allow for a stiffer penalty for downloading child pornography off of the Internet. Today downloading songs carries a penalty that is 3 times greater than downloading exploited children. The law will also allow adults to sue those who downloaded images of them taken when they were children.
ED: Where is the law that says "agencies" cannot place children in the home of single men who have no room for the child and instead expect to share their bed with them?
Where is the law that says that background checks on perpsective adoptors should include their ex-souses and children from previous marriages (in this case,one who would have reporetd her father's abuse)
Where is the law requiring home inspections and follow-ups?
Where is anyone protecting children from being imported into the country (or adopted domestically) for the purpose of being abused, sexually or otherwise?