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So if I go to the site and they have images posted and one of them happens to be of someone under 18 can I be held criminally liable for visiting the site? Even though I never clicked on the image?
How long would it take for law enforcement to show up at my door? Weeks, days, couple of months? It seems unfair that a person should be held criminally liable for going to a site that advertises itself as legitimate.
Because it took me a while to actually see a questionable image. I went to the site more than once, but only recently started seeing a questionable image here and there. But I did report it a few days ago via an anonymous reporting site set up for this kind of thing. So if they wanted to establish intent they have two conflicting pieces of information: that I actually reported the site to another website that will report it to authorities, and that I visited the site several times. I clearly didn't go there for the purpose of finding child pornography. I would never do that. I just stumbled upon it a handful of times when seeing the site.