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Is it illegal to visit a website /view illegal pornography

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Is it illegal to visit a website /view illegal pornography if it is not down loaded.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Zoey, JD replied 1 year ago.

Hello,

My name is ***** ***** I am an experienced criminal lawyer.

Pornography is generally legal so long as the participants on screen are not under 18 years of age. Viewing child porngraphy is illegal no matter whether you download it or not, and if the logs on your computer show that you've been visiting such sites, you can be arrested and charged.

That said, you have a better chance of getting caught if you are downloading the files.