Streaming child pornography added to Indiana law

By Christina Ramey

INDIANAPOLIS – Legislation modernizing the state’s child pornography laws is heading to the governor’s desk for his signature.

House Bill 1091 updates the current law to make it illegal to stream or access any photos or videos that shows a child under the age of 18. Such a violation would be a Level 6 felony.

Rep. Thomas Washburne, R-Inglefield, authored child pornography bill. By Jasmine Otam,

“It’s important to keep our criminal code current with the modern depravity,” author of the bill Rep. Thomas Washburne, R-Inglefield, said.

The Senate took out some language that dealt with defining sex offenders but the House agreed with the change.

The bill now goes to Gov. Eric Holcomb where he has seven days to sign it or veto it. If he doesn’t sign, it the bill would become law without his signature.

The bill would take effect on July 1.

Christina Ramey is a reporter for, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.

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