An illegal immigrant who sold copied porn films in a pub has been jailed.
Zheng-nan Lin was spotted by police taking a large bag into the Fox Tavern in Gosport, on June 20. The officers followed him in and confronted him but Lin ran off. He was caught, not far from the pub.
When police checked the bag of 237 DVDs they were found to include 37 pornographic films, three of which were said to be illegal extreme pornography.
Lin, of Peckham, London, told police he had bought the films from a man in London for 70p each and was going to sell them on in Gosport for between £1 and £1.50. Lin had previously been jailed for 16 weeks at Sussex Magistrates' Court
in March last year for selling fake DVDs.
But Portsmouth Crown Court Judge Ian Pearson said it was a mystery why Lin had not been deported afterwards. In sentencing the Chinese national to 32 weeks in prison, Judge Pearson said Lin would be sent home at the end of his jail term.
I accept that you are at the very bottom of the chain of people dealing with DVDs of this nature but nevertheless these offences are so serious they pass the custody threshold, he said. I'm going to impose the shortest possible sentence
because there after you should be deported. Indeed it's a puzzle as to why you were not deported having been released from custody last year.
Stephen Sinclair of Newcastle, was sentenced on 11 September to seven and a half years for drugs offenses – and a further six months in respect of a series of illegal images found on his PC.
This is another "porn-plus" case: in looking for evidence of one crime (drugs), the police uncovered evidence of another (possession of extreme porn). It is also another case where charges have been brought in respect of material
depicting bestiality: in court, police stated that they had found 33 illegal obscene images of animal and human intercourse.
An Army major has been jailed for two years for having child porn. He pleaded guilty to nine sample charges at a court martial in Colchester, Essex. He also admitted four of possessing indecent photographs of children, two of possessing extreme
pornographic images and three of distributing the pictures.
Colonel Nigel Jones, prosecuting, said: In addition to the obscene images of children he was also found to have a large quantity of extreme images which include bestiality.
Free-to-Air on Italian TV yet Straight-to-jail in Britain
Thanks to Alan
A few days ago, on holiday in sunny Italy, I was channel surfing in the small hours. All dross except the opera on RAI1, but the porn flick on the local private channel Telenuovo (centred on Verona) was of interest in the light of the Dangerous
Here, protected from juvenile eyes only by the time of transmission, was a Japanese porn flick - busload of girls in the sailor suit beloved of the dirty old men of Nippon and their teacher, kidnapped by three lechers armed with guns.
The few minutes I watched were enough to demonstrate that anyone in England possessing this film, free-to-air in Italy, could be thrown in the slammer for owning a film showing sexual assault with a weapon.
A town hall worker has appeared in court charged with possession of 'extreme' pornography.
Nathan Porter an employee of Salford council, was arrested after a colleague made a complaint.
Police went to Porter's home and seized his computer and also took his work computer from Swinton Civic Centre.
In a statement, Greater Manchester Police said: A man has been charged after a number of pornographic images were recovered from a house in Salford. He has been charged with seven counts of possession of extreme pornographic images and
appeared at Salford magistrates' court on Wednesday August 26th. Police searched a house on August 24 and seized various items, including a computer. As part of this inquiry officers later attended a business premises on Chorley Road
and seized a computer. Inquiries are ongoing.
Magistrates remanded Porter in custody and adjourned the case until October 7 for committal for trial.
A spokeswoman for Salford council said: We have suspended an employee in connection with this case. Suspension is a neutral act. This is in accordance with our agreed procedures for dealing with such matters and permits any appropriate
investigations to take place.
According to a spokesman for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), seven DVDs were seized containing pornography that featured content of a bestial nature.
Possession of extreme porn is what is known as an "each way" offence, as it can be tried by magistrates or before a judge. The fact that this case is being sent to Crown Court would certainly imply that the CPS consider this to be a
A Reading pensioner has been arrested on suspicion of possession of indecent images of children and of extreme pornographic images.
He was arrested under the law forbidding the possession of extreme pornography.
This is the first arrest in the Berkshire West Basic Command Unit for this offence.
Police executed a warrant at his home on Wednesday last week and seized computer equipment.
Detective Constable Alastair Bagshaw of Loddon Valley Serious Crime Team said: This arrest was made under the new Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008, which came into effect in January this year. The act makes it an offence for anybody
to be in possession of certain sorts of violent pornography.
The arrested man was released on bail to appear again at the police station on November 8.
A strange story about a charge of extreme pornography charge which they somehow claim is the first in the UK. (The BBC themselves reported on some of the earlier charges at
St Helens &
Perhaps the BBC got confused with this being the first charge in Northern Ireland. Or perhaps they were just a bit quick to believe a press release from campaigners.
Anyway the BBC reported:
A man has been remanded in custody at Belfast Magistrates Court accused of sex offences against a 15-year-old girl and possessing extreme pornography.
Alan Moore is believed to be the first person in the UK to be charged under the new extreme pornography law. Moore was also charged with engaging in sexual touching with a person under 16, indecent assault and gross indecency.
A detective told the court she believed she could connect him to the offences. With no defence submissions, Moore was remanded in custody to appear again next month.
The law was introduced after a campaign by Liz Longhurst, who began a campaign to change the law on the possession of violent pornography after her daughter was murdered.
Mrs Longhurst told the BBC she believed the case in Northern Ireland was the first time anyone had been charged under the new law.
30th July 2009
The BBC responded to criticism and reworked the article. The claim of being the first case has been narrowed down to Northern Ireland and misleading campaigner quotes have been deleted.
The following people spoke out against section 34 (Possession of extreme pornogaphy):
CJL12 -- Allan Balsillie
CJL23 -- Consenting Adults Action Network
CJL37 -- SM Dykes Manchester
CJL61 -- University of Edinburgh School of Law (James Chalmers)
CJL71 -- ACPOS (Association of Police Chief Officers in Scotland, bringing up issues of how to enforce, failure to live up to expectations of Rape Crisis Scotland)
The following people were in support of section 34:
CJL6 -- Association of Scottish Neighbourhood Watches (held a poll asking if they
thought it was a good idea: 12% voted “no”)
CJL13 -- Engender
CJL17 -- Violence Against Women Strategy Multi-Agency Working Group
CJL22 -- Rape Crisis Scotland
CJL28 -- Anna Ritchie
CJL29 -- Zero Tolerance Charitable Trust
CJL33 -- Clydebank Women's Aid Collective
CJL42 -- Central Scotland Rape Crisis & Sexual Abuse Centre
CJL46 -- South Ayrshire Multi-Agency Partnership to tackle Violence Against
Women & Children
CJL54 -- Women's Support Project
CJL57 -- National Gender-based Violence Programme Team
CJL62 -- Lesley Walker (though one can't be sure entirely what she's talking
CJL66 -- CARE for Scotland
CJL72 -- Glasgow City Council
CJL75 -- Scottish Women's Aid (supported Rape Crisis Scotland and Women's
CJL77 -- South Lanarkshire Council (supported Rape Crisis Scotland and Women's
CJL79 -- Trafficking Awareness Raising Alliance
The following people gave mixed reviews:
CJL8 -- Professor Clare McGlynn and Dr Erika Rackley (Durham Law School, mostly
CJL49 -- Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (argues the law lacks clarity)
Most submissions in favour of the law would like to see broader terms, and would like a section on “incest” to be included in the list of offences. Apparently, they feel that pictures of explicitly over-18 women with the text “daughter”
underneath encourages people to commit incest. Fantasy is lost upon these people. The written submissions have now closed, but that doesn't mean you can't ask the Justice Committee to think about the arguments opposing the law.
Write to the Justice Committee and ask them to consider inviting people opposing the law to discuss what is wrong with the law and what can be done about it.
The bill will soon enter stage 2, which will involve all MSPs. In preparation for this, arm the MSPs with arguments against the law. Send your MSP a letter explaining what's wrong with the law, and fears that it may be used to infringe upon