Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Criminal Code of 1961 in relation to child pornography. Provides that a person also commits the offense of child pornography when he or she knowingly films, videotapes, photographs, or otherwise depicts or portrays by means of any similar visual medium or reproduction or depicts by computer any actual or simulated act of criminal sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual assault, predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, criminal sexual abuse, or aggravated criminal sexual abuse involving any child whom he or she knows or reasonably should know to be under the age of 18 or any severely or profoundly mentally retarded person, or knowingly possesses such film, videotape, photograph, or other depiction by computer. Provides that a violation is a Class X felony for which the defendant shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of not less than 9 years and not more than 40 years.
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Eliminates from the new violation the knowing possession of the prohibited film, videotape, photograph, or other depiction by computer. Provides that the sentence of imprisonment is discretionary. Establishes a mandatory fine for the new offense at a minimum of $2,000 and a maximum of $100,000.