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No ruling yet on prosecution in porn email scandal

The Philippine Star

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane says she hasn't decided whether to prosecute anyone in a scandal over the email exchange of pornographic images and videos by state government employees.

Kane's spokeswoman, Renee Martin, now says she misspoke when she said Wednesday that Kane had decided not to prosecute. Martin also said Wednesday that the emails don't contain child pornography.

The statement about possible prosecution points to an Oct. 27 published opinion regarding a state Supreme Court justice's suspension over the emails. In it, Chief Justice Ronald Castille says one particular video "may violate the Crimes Code section on obscenity."

Martin says Kane can't elaborate on the scandal because of a court order in a separate case. Kane's office is being investigated over whether it breached grand jury secrecy.

CHIEF JUSTICE RONALD CASTILLE

COURT

CRIMES CODE

DECIDED

EMAILS

JUSTICE

KANE

MARTIN

PENNSYLVANIA ATTORNEY GENERAL KATHLEEN KANE

RENEE MARTIN

SUPREME COURT

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