Summary: H.R.5509 — 99th Congress (1985-1986)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.5509. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (09/12/1986)

Pornography Victims Protection Act of 1986 - Amends the Federal criminal code with respect to the prohibition against the sexual exploitation of children to add as a condition triggering Federal penalties that the person concerned know that a minor was transported in interstate or foreign commerce for the purpose of producing pornography.

Makes it a criminal offense for any person to coerce, intimidate, or fraudulently induce an individual 18 years or older to engage in any sexually explicit conduct for the purposes of producing any visual depiction of such conduct.

Grants the U.S. district courts jurisdiction to prevent and restrain violations of this Act. Authorizes the Attorney General or any person threatened with loss or damage by such conduct to institute a civil suit. Provides for treble damages for a victim who suffers physical injury, emotional distress, or property damage.

Imposes civil penalties for violation of the prohibition against sexual exploitation of children.