The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has withdrawn its recent first-impression holding that merely to look at child pornography on the Internet — without intentionally saving or downloading any images viewed — does not amount to “knowing possession” of child pornography as proscribed under state law. The court also granted a prosecution request for an en banc re-argument.

Anthony Diodoro had admitted viewing several hundred photographs depicting child pornography after intentionally visiting specific Web sites for that purpose, according to Judge Richard B. Klein’s November opinion.

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