SNS News Service
18 September 1996

New Child Porno Law

Due to the increased number of reported cases of child pornography and prostitution involving minors, a new law is being passed by the Knesset.

The main points of the law will make it a criminal offense for anyone engaging in paid sex with a minor. The age of a "minor" will be raised from the present 16-years- old to 18.

Ms. Yehudit Karp, a Senior Advisor in the Justice Ministry, stated that the law must be enacted immediately as was done in most western states. She emphasized the severity of this growing problem in Israel.

The law will carry a mandatory prison sentence for any violator. (Galei Tzahal/Army Radio.. 9/18..7:45am).

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