If studies prove that the death penalty is not a deterrent, then what do you suggest? Are you in such a hurry to make us Iran? Again, we don't know the specifics of this case. We don't know if she was a 17 year old, or a 2 year old. We don't know if he sought it out, or if she was a judges daughter.If you don't deter the crime you essentially allow the increase in demand. Thats what this is about. Child porn is a heinous industry and we say its OK when we slap people on the wrist.
The law is black and white, life is not. The moral of the story is, if you're older than 18 in VA, you better know what age the person you're engaging is.