TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Victims of child pornography in Kansas will be able to sue for up to $150,000 in damages under a new state law.
Governor Mark Parkinson signed the legislation Thursday, saying it strengthens the available punishment of people who make, promote or possess child porn.
Victims will be able to file suit through private lawyers or the Kansas attorney general.
Plaintiffs will have to prove they were under 18 when they were the victims of a criminal offense that resulted in a conviction and was used in the production of child porn.
They'll also have to prove they suffered personal or psychological injury as a result.
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