Long Prison Terms Should Be Ordered

Arrests of people who download or pass on child pornography on the Internet are not terribly uncommon in our area, sad to say. But last week the authorities in Harrison County, Ohio, arrested three people accused of producing such filth.

Two women and a man, all Cadiz residents, have been arraigned on a variety of charges related to child pornography. Among them are counts accusing the three of being involved in use of a minor – perhaps more than one – to produce obscene material.

As always when criminal charges are in question, it is important to remember accusations have to be proven in court. The defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

But if they are guilty, no mercy should be shown by the court. All three should be sent to prison for as along as the law allows.