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Originally posted by jhh
Unless the judge refuses to try her as an adult, she is going to prison. And I am sure with her being naive and not waiting for legal counsel to be present when she talked to the police, she probably doesn't have much of a case. Unless somehow they get a jury with enough sense to realize all but the distribution charge is bs.
Also, masturbation, along with anal sex, is illegal, regardless where it takes place.
Originally posted by John Nada
errr...this confuses me.
How can it be child pornography when she posted the pictures herself?
Originally posted by James the Lesser
???? Masturbation and anal sex are illegal? Any sex or exposure in public is illegal, not just masturbation and anal sex in public. But he meant it was illegal period, not in public. WTF!?! How are they illegal? I didn't know the government had the power to ban masturbation at home. Damn, I am gonna get the chair. BBBBZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!
Amuk, what's the reward? Anyways, with your qoute, not true. With that that does not kill you may leave you in a wheelchair, in a coma, missing a limb, blind, so forth. Sorry, been bugged by that for so long.
"Pornography" is often defined to be the depiction of actual sexual activity. Nudist magazines with depictions of nude underage persons may not fall in this category and are widely available in some countries.
Note that there is a conflict between many countries' child porn laws and their age of sexual consent. For example, in the U.S. child porn defines anyone under 18, however, many states have ages of consent lower than 18. Therefore, it is legal to have sex with someone under 18 but not to take pictures of them in sexual situations. The young person is not even allowed to make such a picture of him- or herself for personal use. (Well that makes sense?!?!)
The United States of America covers all materials aimed at "prurient interests", even if no nudity is involved. In at least one case, nude pictures of small children in bath tubs have been declared to be child pornography, while in another case, females under 18 exposing their breasts has been found not to be child pornography because there was no physical contact (see Girls Gone Wild).
The UK Sexual Offences Act 2003 raised the age limit of a "child" to 18 years.
The Netherlands raised the age limit of a "child" to 18 years in October 2002.
The age limit in Germany is still 14.
The question has arisen whether materials which appear to, but in fact do not involve actual under-age persons (for instance because adult actors or computer animation were used) should also be treated as prohibited child pornography.
The United States Supreme Court decided in 2002 that the American prohibition of simulated child pornography is unconstitutional (Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition).
Internet Pornography (How Ironic is this?)
Some sources claim that the prevalence of child pornography is much lower than generally thought, and that much or most of the material found online is actually bait deployed by law enforcement agents. The NAMBLA newsletter once warned its readers that most of the solicitations for child pornography are actually sting operations. (ah ha! Now we see the truth as to who is REALLY spreading the kiddie porn around. Not too much of a suprise IMO that the Cops/Feds are the real sicko's in the world.)
All that and more from here:
Social and legal attitudes towards the appropriate age of consent have drifted upwards in modern times; while ages from ten through to thirteen were typically acceptable in the mid 19th century, fifteen through eighteen had become the norm in many countries by the end of the 20th century.
Argentina: 15, though can be 12 in certain cases
Austria: 14 (as of August 13, 2002)
Canada: 14; 18 for anal sex, sex with an authority figure, prostitution or appearing in pornography. A 14 year old may have sex with another who is as young as 12. (Canada decided to be creative didn't they?!)
Ireland: 17, 15 for lesbians and oral sex. (Creative!)
Japan: 13 nationwide, 16 to 18 in most prefectures (however, age of marriage for a female with parental approval is 16) (No suprise there.)
Mexico: 12, but 18 under some circumstances
South Korea: 13
and last but not least, here are a few from the U.S. (Typical Age of Consent is from 16 to 18 unless otherwise noted below)
New Mexico: 13 homosexual, 17 heterosexual
D.C.: 16 (I found this interesting! Even the capitol itself carries a consentual age lower than many other states. California for example, which is said to be so Liberal has 18 for example. Just goes to show you how many lies and rumors there are floating around huh?!?!)
This taken from: