– Rep. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) has been named to the Task Force on Child Pornography to further combat child sexual abuse in Pennsylvania.
“Child abuse is sadly a major problem in Pennsylvania, with sexual abuse being the leading type of abuse,” Klunk said. “As a member of the task force, I believe we can make a real difference in combating this vicious crime that impacts too many defenseless young people.”
There were 4,593 substantiated reports of child abuse in Pennsylvania last year, according to the Department of Human Services.
The Task Force on Child Pornography will review all laws pertaining to child pornography and will issue a report next year with recommendations on ways to improve the investigation and prosecution of offenders so that perpetrators of these heinous crimes are held accountable.
The task force was created out of Senate Bill 87
(now Act 53 of 2011), which received bipartisan support in the General Assembly. The bill also increases penalties in all cases of child pornography in which the child is under the age of 10 or prepubescent. This includes violations of possessing, disseminating, photographing, videotaping or otherwise depicting the sexual abuse of children.
Representative Kate A. Klunk
169th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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