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New law would limit release of underage sex tapes in court

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On Wednesday, the Georgia state Senate unanimously passed SB 481,  a bill that seeks to restrict the viewing of sex…

On Wednesday, the Georgia state Senate unanimously passed SB 481,  a bill that seeks to restrict the viewing of sex tapes involving minors that have been used for evidence in a courtroom.

The bill came after a public outcry last year when District Attorney David McDade released copies of a videotape that featured sexually explicit material involving two underage girls, claiming he was required to do so under the open records law.

If the bill passes, a judge will be required to allow public inspection of the materials, but no copies will be made. The state House has already passed a similar version of the bill.