Feds Intercept Otaku’s Freaky Sex Manga Package
Just today, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (lol, I never even knew such an organization existed) announced that they’d be taking up the case of one Chris Handley, a fanboy from Iowa who managed to land himself in a whole bunch of trouble importing naughty manga from the land of the rising sun. The stakes? Handley’s massive otaku library of over 1,200 manga volumes, several hundred DVDs, tapes, and LDs (now you HAVE to know he’s hardcore), as well as multiple computers and hard drives worth of other material. Oh, and a prison sentence of up to TWENTY years in a federal pound-me-in-the ass prison (that or some white-collar resort, lol)
So apparently the whole thing started when the US federal government’s postal inspection service happened to open one of Handley’s self-care packages and found that there were seven manga which contained “objectionable images.” Given the sheer volume of freaky cartoon porn in just this one box, the feds then obtained a search warrant from a local judge and proceeded to raid Handley’s otaku lair which was found to be quite… lol, yeah. Anyway, Anime News Network points out that Handley was charged under a certain provision of the PROTECT Act that read:
“a visual depiction of any kind, including a drawing, cartoon, sculpture, or painting,” that —
• ‘(1)(A) depicts a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct; and• ’(B) is obscene; or
• ‘(2)(A) depicts an image that is, or appears to be, of a minor engaging in graphic bestiality, sadistic or masochistic abuse, or sexual intercourse, including genital-genital, oral-genital, anal-genital, or oral-anal, whether between persons of the same or opposite sex; and
• ‘(B) lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value;
ought to be grounds for one’s arrest should they be discovered in one’s possession (or something to that effect). So clearly, either Handley was into watching lolis get their freak on OR he simply had the worst literary, artistic, political, or scientific taste EVER in his manga.
Good luck to the CBLDF and to Handley; as long as this sad man doesn’t extended his tentacles to real children (which is why I’m curious as to what’s on his computers’ hard drives; if there is real child porn this is a totally different story) I say, let him blow enormous amounts of cash on his fantasy.
Source: Anime News Network