Conviction for child porn fiction

A guy on probation for a child pornography conviction has been convicted again, this time under an Ohio law which bans the possession of obscene "material" involving children. The material in this case was a private journal of fiction -- stories about molesting and torturing children that the slimeball wrote and kept in his home.

As someone with the Ohio ACLU chapter says, "His thoughts may be disturbing and repugnant, but he has got a right to have them and write them down for his own use." A guilty plea was entered, so there will be no constitutional challenge unless a petition to change the plea is successfully made.

Read the Associated Press story.

I question the adequacy of the reporter\'s characterizations of the National Law Center for Children and Families as an organization that "helps prosecutors in child porn cases" and of the Family Research Council as one that "fights child pornography."

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