Guy sentenced to three years in prison for downloading a drawing of underage sex
Remind me: when HSBC bank was found to have laundered billions for murderous narco traffickers, how many of their executives went to prison?
And this guy who downloaded a comic (and was ratted out by his wife? WTF?) from the internet gets three years? Well I'm glad this dangerous man who looked at a drawing is behind bars. Who *knows* what kind of drawings he might have looked at next? Maybe he would have looked at a drawing of someone being murdered or having their head torn off--if he read DC or Marvel comics, for example. I think we can all agree that murder and beheadings are worse than underage sex. So it should stand to reason that drawings of murder are worse than drawings of underage sex are also worse, right?
Christjan Bee, 36, of Monett, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Dean Whipple to three years in federal prison without parole, followed by five years of supervised release.
On Oct. 15, 2012, Bee pleaded guilty to possessing an obscene image of the sexual abuse of children. The pornographic cartoon, which depicted children engaging in sexual behavior, is categorized as "obscene" and therefore illegal. The original indictment, which charged Bee with receiving child pornography, was dismissed as part of the plea agreement.
On Aug. 8, 2011, Bee's wife contacted the Monett Police Department and reported that she had found files she believed to be child pornography on a computer used by her husband. Police officers executed a search warrant at Bee's residence and seized his computer.
During the forensic examination of Bee's computer, a collection of electronic comics, entitled "incest comics," were discovered on the computer. These comics contained multiple images of minors engaging in graphic sexual intercourse with adults and other minors.
According to Assistant U.S. Attorney James J. Kelleher, the cartoons "clearly lack any literary, artistic, political or scientific value."