Then that would make it accidental or inadvertent viewing of it.
Purposeful viewing IS intent. It would make more sense logically to say the accidental or inadvertent viewing of child porn is not illegal in NYS. Purposeful viewing is going to include procuring it somehow.
I want out of NY ASAP.....
There are two threads about this. The other one is (or was yesterday, haven’t looked yet) very contentious. The number of people tacitly supporting that just “looking” at child porn should not be illegal makes me want to vomit and leave FR.
Some made the excuse that people can get loaded up with child porn accidentally but to me that is just an excuse. As you noted, there is a gulf of difference between accident and purposeful intent.