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  1. #1
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    Default Can You Be Arrested for Searching for Illegal Pornography

    Can a person be arrested for searching online for child porn without actually viewing any?

    I know you can't be arrested for purely searching "child porn", but what if the wording made it obviously you were searching for it? What happens if you are under 18? Can a legal guardian be arrested?

    Please Help! I'm super paranoid that someone is going to show up at my door..

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    Default Re: Will I Be Arrested

    For "searching"? Not likely ... though, WHY????

    WHY would you even search for it??

    Under the right set of circumstances that can make you a target of an investigation, and you might even find that you have accidentally linked to or downloaded such contraband without entirely intending to.

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    Default Re: Will I Be Arrested

    The deed is done.. I can't undo it now. I have no idea why I searched it but I did. By right set of circumstances do you mean being a sex offender already? I don't have a history.. I'm just a kid

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    Default Re: Will I Be Arrested

    "I'm just a kid"

    Whose parents should be supervising a lot more!

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    Default Re: Will I Be Arrested

    Does the NSA/FBI keep files on minors?

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    Default Re: Will I Be Arrested

    Depends. If you're registered sex offender then yes. They watch minors for other things to, just wash your hands after and you'll be fine...

    oh and of course, stop looking for kiddie porn! If you have no real interest in it, I can't even begin to fathom why you would search for it in the first place. You may need help.

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    Default Re: Will I Be Arrested

    You don't have to worry about that. Someone knocked on my door today and my heart was beating out of my chest. Never doing that again.. I'm too paranoid. Pretty sure I'm not a pedophile either

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    Default Re: Will I Be Arrested

    Are you a 15 year old searching for pictures of other 15 year olds?

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    Default Re: Will I Be Arrested

    the problem with searching for anything on the internet:


    it's a pretty efficient system given the billions of pages of data out there. If you search for something, there is a great likelihood you found it.

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