#2 Collector of erotic manga is sentenced to prison in the US (Date: February 19, 2010)
Last week, the American Christopher Handley, 40, was sentenced to six months in prison on charges of “importing and possessing mangas with obscene visual representations of sexual abuse of children,” according to the terms of the sentence.
He will also undergo a period of three years of supervision and five years of probation.
Justice of the United States framed the collector on a federal law of 2003, which prohibits the movement of “comics, drawings, sculptures or paintings with depiction of young people in sexually explicit conduct.”
In 2006, police intercepted and seized a package with seven manga from Japan and addressed to Handley. All titles contained the items prohibited by law.
According to the “Wired” magazine’s website, they found no evidence that the convict possesses illegitimate child pornography, that practiced against real children.
That’s one of the reasons for the comic book fan communities in the US to speak out in support of Handley.
The site Anime News Network listed the seven manga that caused the arrest of collector.
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