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News U.K. Man Sentenced for Prohibited Images of 'Manga' Children
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U.K. Man Sentenced for Prohibited Images of 'Manga' Children
posted on 2014-10-19 15:20 EDT

Court decision marks 2nd conviction for Middlesbrough man
The Teesside Crown Court of Middlesbrough, England convicted 39-year-old Robul Hoque of 10 counts of possessing prohibited images of children. However, the children depicted in the images were all drawings. Hoque is believed to be the first man in the country brought to court solely over manga and anime images. The court sentenced him to nine months in prison, but the sentence will be suspended if Hoque maintains good behavior and follows the court's requirements for two years.

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Posted 10/20/14
I wonder if he gets listed as a sex offender.
Either way I don't think it's very fair, but meh.
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i think law&order did an episode on this how did they even find the images?
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haikinka wrote:

I wonder if he gets listed as a sex offender.
Either way I don't think it's very fair, but meh.


All I could see on it was he had to complete "sex offender treatment". I wouldn't be surprised though if he did.

I don't know where I really stand on it being fair or not but I can't really feel bad for the guy since this is his second time getting hit with these kind of charges. He should have known to just avoid it after the first time.


Edit: Nvm after some more searching he was apparently ordered to be on the sex offenders registry for 5 years.
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Fuck the police
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I'm surprised we're trying to instill subjective values these days. Banning pornography in my opinion is really no different than banning violent videogames. I did some research, and there's a correlation between access to the internet and less reported cases of rape and sexual assault, so the whole porn=sexual assault thing is completely unfounded.

Reminds me when France were trying to ban Burkas because it apparently "oppresses women" and don't represent French values.
Good thing I live in the states, where this sort of debauchery has been deemed not deleterious to society.
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I wonder how they found his stash.
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Good! Someone has to protect the rights of those imaginary girls!
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imbrreezzy wrote:

i think law&order did an episode on this how did they even find the images?


which episode? xD
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Menthuthuyoupi wrote:

Good! Someone has to protect the rights of those imaginary girls!


QFT.

Friend and I talked about this kinda stuff awhile ago when we found out about someone getting hit with charges like this in Sweden. It didn't last very long when we realized that they were just drawings. Still, charges like this are scary for anime fans in the UK, if stuff like this keeps popping up, innocent stuff is going to become illegal over moral panic. Worst case scenario though, but one that has opened up with a case like this.

The judge's comments though, wow. It sounded like the entire manga issue was a grey area, at least until this case. He knows now.

Edit: Corrected a redundant sentence and clarified it.



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Menthuthuyoupi wrote:

Good! Someone has to protect the rights of those imaginary girls!


That cracked me up thank you
Posted 10/20/14 , edited 10/20/14
which episode? :)
which episode?
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which episode? :)
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severticas wrote:

which episode? :)
which episode?
which episode?
which episode?
which episode?

which episode? :)
which episode?
which episode?
which episode?
which episode?


Someone's overly excited.
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Raimu4 wrote:

Fuck the police
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You can probably go to jail for that...

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