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Friday, July 13, 2007

Genarlow Wilson Tape Is Child Porn-

Thanks to Mike at Corr Sent for this catch. Looks like the tape that was leaked by the DA's office is considered child pornography. Hmmm. Wonder how that will turn out, the NAACP and lawmakers are already calling for heads to roll.

A U.S. attorney issued a statement on Wednesday declaring the Genarlow Wilson videotapes as child pornography.This statement came just days after a CBS46 investigation raised questions about the distribution of the tape."The videotape at issue constitutes child pornography under federal law and should not be knowingly distributed, received, or possessed outside of law enforcement and judicial proceedings," said U.S. Attorney David Nahmias in a statement released Wednesday.The videotape had been widely distributed by the office of Douglas County District Attorney David McDade since the trial concluded.Wilson was sentenced to 10 years in prison for having consensual oral sex with a 15-year-old girl when he was 17.The videotape is of the party where the sex act took place and was used as a primary piece of evidence at Wilson's trial.
CBS NEWS