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Online kiddie fiddlers and pervs will receive longer sentences and increased fines if new Government legislation is introduced.

Home Office ministers are currently drafting stricter penalties for those found guilty of downloading child pornography from the Net.

E-paedophiles can expect to get up to five years in jail plus a £5000 fine, according to the Sunday Telegraph.

Prison terms of up to ten years could be dished out for more serious offences.

The new laws - set to be introduced by the autumn - would apply to material downloaded from the Net, or published on CD-ROMs, magazines and videos.

The amendments will form part of the Court and Legal Services bill currently winging its way through parliament. ®

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