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Offline Hetono
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USA obscene text
« on: January 28, 2021, 10:13:59 AM »
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After a three-day trial, Thomas Alan Arthur, 64, of Terlingua, was convicted of three counts of trafficking in obscene visual representations of the sexual abuse of a child, five counts of trafficking in obscene text stories about the sexual abuse of children, and one count of engaging in the business of selling obscene matters involving the sexual abuse of children.
Thomas ran the Mr. Double text story site.
If appealed, this could be overturned, however I haven't found much about the case or who was involved in his defence.

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Re: USA obscene text
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2021, 01:16:11 AM »
I was not able to find much.

https://www.newswest9.com/article/news/crime/thomas-arthur-terlingua-website-child-sexual-abuse/513-88345e1d-abb7-4e1e-8654-deddb9cf8af4

But I think was key to his prosecution is that he charged for access, that made him personally liable.  The Red Rose story site was also shut down and the owner prosecuted because she charged for access.

What shields us is that although we have a website, we are not liable for content posted by our members.

The Defendants Attorneys are listed here:

https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/16474654/parties/united-states-v-arthur/

He should have contacted the NCSF
« Last Edit: January 30, 2021, 01:23:00 AM by Lois »
So much oppression in our culture is based on shame about sex: the oppression of women, of cultural minorities, oppression in the name of the (presumably asexual) family, oppression of sexual minorities. We are all oppressed. We have all been taught, one way or another, that our desires, our bodies, our sexualities, are shameful. What better way to defeat oppression than to get together in communities and celebrate the wonders of sex?
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Re: USA obscene text
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2021, 12:38:58 AM »
I wonder who he did contact. I haven't read any word.  They surely confiscated his computers. Maybe he is kept imprisoned. Some states have a law requiring the judge to imprison people on child-sex issues -- without opportunity to post bail.