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Governor Branstad signs bill to toughen porn law

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -

A bill aimed at toughening Iowa's child pornography and human trafficking laws was signed by Governor Terry Branstad. The law was created to make it easier to get convictions.

On Wednesday before a crowd of child advocates in a ceremony in his formal office, Governor Branstad signed the measure.

Attorney General Tom Miller says the measure will clear away a number of complications. For example, one court ruling had found that in cases involving a number of images, only one child pornography charge could be filed. The measure signed by the governor allows one charge per victim.

The law was created after critics warned that years of court decisions and vague laws often made it difficult to bring charges in cases of child pornography or human trafficking.

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