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Monday, October 10, 2005

Corpse for Porn Site Operator Arrested

He is an American ex-cop living in Polk County, Florida. Here is his mug-shot. Christopher Michael Wilson, who mixed pictures of “cooked Iraqi” soldiers on his site with sexual pornography, was arrested on Friday. Read about the site here.

But the charges are unrelated to the images of corpses from Afghanistan and Iraq, which Wilson encouraged troops to post to his site in exchange for free pornography. Wilson faces one count of wholesale distribution of obscene material and 300 misdemeanor charges relating to the Web site and pornographic photos. He is being held in jail under a $151,000 bond. "In my 33 years of law enforcement experience, this is one of the most horrific examples of filthy, obscene materials we have ever seized," said the Sheriff.

Investigators have removed computers from Wilson's home. They will be looking for customer lists and other documents to assist the investigation. An army investigation into the images of corpses was dropped. The Pentagon has said it found no evidence any of the photos were posted by soldiers.

Wilson's lawyer questioned the motivations behind the prosecution, noting that there may be hundreds of thousands of Web sites with explicit material. He said it is the army that has most to gain from this investigation. The Sheriff said prosecutors will make available any information that army investigators might need. h/t: Jami

The story was first brought to media’s attention by bloggers in mid-August. The Orlando Sentinel says the charges are likely to reignite the debate about obscene material in the Internet age.

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