A family trip to the local library left an Ottawa woman and her two daughters shaken after they observed a man watching hardcore pornography at a public computer terminal.

What surprised Jennifer St. Pierre even more, however, was to find out that the man was perfectly within his rights.

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Ottawa criminal lawyer Michael Spratt warns the matter may be more complicated than drawing a line between what’s legal and what’s not, because the material is being viewed in a public place.

“Viewing hardcore but legal pornography in a public place, visible to members of the public including children, may be considered to be an indecent act, which can be punishable by up to two years in jail,” Spratt said.

Read the full article: CBC News

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