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Neo-Nazi Police Officer Possessed "Anime" Pornography

posted on by Andrew Osmond
Benjamen Hanmen, Met Police officer who was jailed for his previous membership of a neo-Nazi group, had "anime cartoons" of children on his computer

A BBC report on Benjamen Hammen, the jailed Met Police Officer who was previously a member of a banned neo-Nazi terror group, mentions that Hanmen also possessed "anime" pornography.

From the report:

"When [Hammen's] home was searched by detectives last year, his computer was found to contain a folder of 'anime cartoons' of children and young people Hannam had downloaded.

"Prosecutor Dan Pawson-Pounds said: 'Although most of the files in this folder did not show any sexual acts, there was a series of 12 drawings of the same hand-drawn girl, who appeared to be eight or nine years old, engaged in acts of intercourse.'

"Mr Pawson-Pounds said that aggravating features in relation to the prohibited images included the age of the child depicted, and the fact she looked distressed in some images and was wearing a school uniform."

On April 1 2021, Benjamen Hammen was convicted of having been a member of the banned Neo-Nazi group National Action, prior to his enrolling with the Met Police in 2018. Hanmen was also convicted of possessing two documents useful to a terrorist; these documents were a knife-fighting guide and a manual written by Anders Behring Breivik, who murdered 77 people in Norway in 2011. Hanmen also lied about his far-right past on his Met application form.

Regarding the images found on his computer, Hanmen pleaded guilty to one count of possessing prohibited images of children. The details of these images were read out during the sentencing.

Hanmen was jailed for four years and four months.

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