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Canadian Sentenced over Loli-Porn Manga

posted on 2005-10-20 13:32 EDT
No Jail Time, But Offender to be Placed on Sex-Offender List

In March we reported that an Edmonton area man had been arrested for importing manga containing pornographic depictions of minors. When police searched the man's house many more books containing explicit pictures were found.

Yesterday the 26-year-old individual pleaded guilty to the charges in an Alberta provincial court. As the material did not involve the exploitation of real children, he was spared jail-time and handed an 18-month conditional sentence, along with 100 hours of community service and fined $150.He must also under go counseling, is barred from using the Internet for 18-months, must provide a DNA sample and will be placed on the Canadian sex-offender registry for 5-years.

New laws, in effect November 1st will require mandatory Jail time for Canadians convicted of importing child porn.

The Edmonton Journal reports on the case here. In the article the journalist not only confuses anime with manga, but implies that all anime/manga involves child pornography with the statement, "Anime is illegal in Canada but not illegal in Japan and the United States."

This article has a follow-up: Edmonton Journal Retracts Article (2005-10-21 18:38)
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