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Mother Campaigns To Ban Parents From Showing Porn To Kids

21/11/2009 11:50 | Updated 22 May 2015

A mother has launched a campaign to make it illegal to show children pornography.

Surely, you would have thought, this is illegal already? But apparently in Texas, it's not.

Crystal Buckner's daughters, aged eight and nine, were allegedly forced to watch hardcore online porn by their dad.

This is not against the law in Texas, where legislation was passed in the 1970s to allow parents to show their children "harmful material".

The law was intended to protect parents who wanted to show their kids educational films about sex.

I'm sure it wasn't meant to protect people who make their kids watch dirty movies.

Crystal told the Associated Press: "I understand in the '70s everybody wanted the government to stay out of their homes.

"I don't want to stop parents from having that right to teach sex education, but there's a big difference, and there's a line you shouldn't cross when teaching."

She is now campaigning to get the law changed.

Her ex-husband cannot be charged with a crime and still has visitation rights with the children once a month - despite being accused of making them watch adults having hardcore group sex on the internet.

However social services have now requested that the visits be supervised.

A state senator, Bob Deuell, has backed the campaign, and told AP he wanted to see the law changed.

The Texas Attorney General, Greg Abbott, has also been asked to review the law by Randall County District Attorney James Farren.

Farren told AP that the law is providing protection for the wrong people. "I don't think that's what the legislators intended, but it's the result," he said.

"If our interpretation is wrong, that'd be great. It's fine. We'd love to go ahead and prosecute."

It seems bonkers that there should be a loophole in the law which protects parents who do something like this. Let's hope the mum's campaign is successful.

Source: ParentdishUS

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