Possession of old CP: Fine / Sentence under a year. It might be worth decriminalizing it as it’s going to be impossible to get rid of it, but that is impossible to pitch here.
Possession of new CP: 1 - 3 years.
Distribution of old CP: 1 - 5 years.
Distribution of new CP: 10 years.
Production of CP: 10 years.
First Time Molester: 15 years.
Molester: 25 years.
Rapist: 40 years.
Coercive Rapist / Very Young Target: 60 years.
Distribution is defined as providing access to a file, such that another natural person can view and download it.
Sentences for molesters and rapists may seem harsh, but they’re notoriously hard to prosecute, and ageing someone by decades can reduce the probability they will re-offend without revolting civil liberties violations, or trapping someone into a cycle of getting re-arrested (technical parole violations). This inflates crime statistics.
Locking someone up for decades for posting a file is clearly not proportionate, therefore I haven’t mentioned that. Unproportionate punishments are not just.
I hate how spying on people for the purposes for “prevention” (which inevitably spreads out to other areas) has become so normalized. Civil liberties are human rights.
If someone was under 18 when they committed the crime, their sentence should be halved.
If someone was under 21 when they committed the crime, early release should be considered, but without authoritarian concepts like parole and probation. Someone is either safe to release or not, and when they’re not in prison, they have due process under the law.
If someone is over 60, early release could be considered.
If someone is going to be fined, give the money to the victims.
According to a scientific paper, 4% of the people in Sweden supposedly look at CP, so it isn’t as if you can magic your way out of that problem by arresting all of them, giving twenty people who hate themselves possibly ineffective therapy, or making another random twenty people suffer as lab rats. I’ve given up on making it disappear.