Summary: H.R.1161 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.1161. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (03/06/2003)

Child Obscenity and Pornography Prevention Act of 2003 - Amends the Federal criminal code to prohibit: (1) making a visual depiction that is a digital image, computer image, or computer-generated image of, or that is indistinguishable from an image of, a minor engaging in specified sexually explicit conduct; (2) offering, agreeing, attempting, or conspiring to provide, sell, receive, or purchase a visual depiction of a minor engaging in such conduct; (3) producing, distributing, receiving, or possessing with intent to distribute, or possessing a visual depiction that is, or is virtually indistinguishable from, that of a pre-pubescent child engaging in such conduct; (4) producing, distributing, receiving, or possessing with intent to distribute a visual depiction of any kind, including a drawing, cartoon, sculpture, or painting, that, under specified circumstances, depicts a pre-pubescent child engaging in sexually explicit conduct and that is obscene; (5) showing a minor obscene material or child pornography; (6) providing obscene material, child pornography, or other material assistance to facilitate offenses against minors; or (7) employing or coercing a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct outside of the United States for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of such conduct.

Provides enhanced penalties for recidivists with respect to child pornography, sexual abuse, and transportation for illegal sexual activity and related crimes.

Amends the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990 to authorize a provider of electronic communication or remote computing services to disclose information indicating a State criminal law child pornography violation to State or local law enforcement officials. Authorizes the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to report facts or circumstances indicating a violation of child pornography prohibitions by such a provider.

Amends provisions regarding transactional information that may be obtained through an administrative subpoena issued with respect to the sexual exploitation or abuse of children.

Authorizes the interception of communications in the investigation of offenses involving obscene visual representations of young children or sexual abuse of minors.