Manga Collection Ruled Child Pornography

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Artist: Yuki Tamachi (LE Comics), Makafusigi (Seraphim Comics), Masato Tsukimori et al (Izumi Comics), Nekogen (MD Comics)

Year: 2006

Date of Action: May 2009

Region: North America

Location: Iowa, USA

Subject: Explicit Sexuality, Nudity, Youth

Medium: Literature

Confronting Bodies:

Description of Artwork: Manga books (Japanese comic books) that contained "minors engaged in sexual acts, sexual abuse on minors from adults, or minors engaged in bestiality." The images are clearly drawn and does not appear to be virtually realistic.

The Incident: Handley was convicted of possessing child pornography in 2009. 39-year-old Christopher Handley was brought up on charges of possessing child pornography in 2006 when customs officials from the U.S. Post Office seized a package for him in May 2006.

Results of Incident: "Handley was sentenced on Thursday to six months in prison. Following this sentence, Handley must serve three years of supervised release and five years of probation. Both of these terms will start upon his release from prison and will run concurrently. Handley also agreed to forfeit all seized materials, including his computer. During Handley's supervised release and probation, Handley must also "participate in a treatment program, to include psychological testing and a polygraph examination, as directed by the U. S. Probation Officer." According to earlier court documents, this last provision is 'intended to provide [Handley] with diagnosis and treatment for sexually and/or gender identity or other mental health issues.'"

Source: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-02-11/christopher-handley-sentenced-to-6-months-for-obscene-manga