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2011-08-03 13:33:00

Attorney General Holder Should Enforce the Law WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- News that the first hard-core porn company is now in business on the XXX domain caused Morality in Media today to call for an investigation of ICM Registry, the company behind the XXX domain, for possible violations of federal laws prohibiting distribution of hard-core obscene Internet pornography. "Title 18 United States Code Sections 1462 and 1465 prohibit distribution of hard-core,...

2011-02-23 10:00:00

John Stagliano to 'Pornography Harms': Get Your Facts Straight! LOS ANGELES, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, noted adult film pioneer and first amendment activist John Stagliano decried the recent attacks on personal liberties by self-styled moral crusaders who are taking their own liberties with the truth about pornography's impact on society. This week, the group "Pornography Harms" continued its campaign to ban free speech and adult entertainment through a letter...

2010-04-22 19:04:00

President and Director of Corporation Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Webe Web Corporation, a Florida corporation and the registered owner of several websites, pleaded guilty yesterday to one count of conspiracy to produce child pornography and 16 counts of transporting child pornography, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance of the Northern District of Alabama....

2010-04-16 10:44:00

WASHINGTON, April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, in a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Utah Senator Orrin Hatch challenged Attorney General Eric Holder about his administration's policy of the enforcement of Federal obscenity laws, more commonly known as hard-core adult pornography. Such content, which includes depictions of graphic sex acts, group sex, bestiality, torture, incest, and excretory functions, has proliferated on the Internet with very little push back from...

2009-09-11 14:19:00

Authorities in Winona, Minn., said a man was cited under a seldom-enforced 1887 city code banning profanity in public. Police said Lucas Charles Wilcox, 19, allegedly shouted vulgarities at police who gave him a ticket for drinking at a party Wednesday, resulting in citations for swearing in public and being a public nuisance, the Winona Daily News reported Friday. No person shall, in the city, in any place of public resort or within the hearing of other persons, use any obscene language,...

2009-07-15 16:46:00

MONTGOMERY, Ala., July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a first-of-its-kind case, Chilton County, Ala., resident Jerry Alan Penton, age 37, was sentenced today to 480 months in federal prison under a new federal law that targets the use of child pornography to break down a child's defenses to illegal sexual contact - a practice commonly known as grooming. The sentence is the culmination of a multi-year investigation by agents of the FBI into allegations that Penton sexually abused two...

2009-07-01 15:53:00

California-based Company Mailed and Distributed Obscene Materials Via the Internet PITTSBURGH, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A California-based company that produced and distributed obscene materials and its owners were sentenced in U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh today for violating federal obscenity laws, U.S. Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan announced. U.S. District Judge Gary L. Lancaster sentenced Extreme Associates, Inc., co-owners Robert Zicari, aka Rob Black, 35, and his wife,...


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