DETROIT -- A Catholic priest who worked at a Detroit high school was sentenced to 12 years in prison Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to transporting child porn to Chicago and admitted to sexually assaulting a former student. Kurtz, who was brought in the courtroom Tuesday shackled and handcuffed, read a statement before Judge Mark Goldsmith, saying he was "deeply sorry" for his actions. Some of my victims have names that are known to me. I am guilty of capturing images of them for my perverse pleasure.
Many people want to let adults watch what they please, but have the law shield children from sexual material. Unfortunately, on the Internet, that's impossible. Either such material may be distributed free to adults -- on an artist's site, or as a teaser for a paid porn site -- in which case it will be available to children. Or the law may obligate sites to block access to kids, for instance by checking credit cards; but this will also block free adult access. Yesterday, in Ashcroft v. ACLU , the Supreme Court chose the first option by essentially striking down the Child Online Protection Act: It allowed adults maximum free speech, at the cost of reducing the shielding of children.
George woman was arrested Sunday for allegedly violating a protective order and having a sexual relationship with a year-old after having been arrested June 26 on similar charges. The case was originally brought to the St. George Police Officer John Manzer said in his probable cause statement supporting the arrest.
Over the years, young people have typically come across or sought out sexually explicit material in the form of photographs, books and magazines. Unfortunately, many young people are exposed to a culture and environment saturated with sexualised images not easily controlled by parents or schools and can readily view pornography without age-related barriers. Pornography is generally described as being any sexually explicit materials intended to create arousal in the consumer.