Quick Index
 Adult Industry News
Search AINews Database
Type Keyword or Phrase Here
EXPO 2015, August 23-26, New Orleans
   
 

Front Page
Film News
Media News
Business News
Clubs & Appearances
Law & Politics
Internet & Mobile News
Lifestyles Arts Health Charity
Letters to the Editor
Columns
Movie Spotlight Reviews
Interviews
Pornstar Pages
AINews Staff
Ad Rates
PR 101: Press Release Service

Caliente Swinger Vacations!

Join Tera Patrick

July 04, 2001 12:03pm
Fictitious Accounts Lead to Prison
Source: AP

(COLUMBUS, OH) -- A man who wrote in his journal about sexually abusing and torturing children has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, even though the stories were fictitious.

A civil rights lawyer said he was surprised by the sentence Brian Dalton received Tuesday for his private writings.

``What you're saying is somebody can't, in essence, confess their fantasy into a personal journal for fear they have socially unacceptable fantasies, then ultimately they end up getting prosecuted,'' said Benson Wolman, a former director of the American Civil Liberties Union (news - web sites) in Ohio.

Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien called the case a ``breakthrough'' in the battle against child pornography.

Dalton, 22, of Columbus, was charged with pandering obscenity involving a minor after his probation officer found the journal during a routine search of his home. He was on probation from a 1998 pandering conviction involving pornographic photographs of children.

The 14-page journal contains the names and ages - 10 and 11 - of three children it said were placed in a cage in a basement. It details how the children were sexually molested and tortured.

Police at first were concerned the stories were real, prosecutors said. However, Dalton said the stories were fictitious, and there was no evidence to the contrary, said Christian Domis, an assistant county prosecutor.

Still, Dalton was guilty of pandering obscenity because he ``did create, reproduce or publish any obscene material that has a minor as one of its participants or portrayed observers,'' the indictment said.

``Even without passing it on to anyone else, he committed a felony,'' Domis said.

The contents of the journal were so disturbing that members of a grand jury asked a detective to stop reading after about two pages, Domis said.

``It was seriously the most disturbing thing I ever read,'' he said. ``There was a woman on the grand jury who was crying.''

Dalton pleaded guilty, and prosecutors, in exchange, dropped a second pandering charge. He would have faced up to 16 years in prison if convicted of both charges.

``I know what I wrote was disturbing,'' Dalton told Common Pleas Judge Nodine Miller at his sentencing. ``Over the past few months, I looked back at it and realized it was not something I could do. I don't know how I imagined to write anything like that.''

Wolman said he cannot recall an obscenity case involving ``mere words that were not disseminated.'' Dalton said he never intended anyone else to read the journal.

``It is just this kind of thing, I think, that is a misapplication of what the law intends,'' Wolman said.

``The law hasn't really been challenged and he would have had the opportunity to do that,'' defense attorney Isabella Dixon said. ``But the cost to him is a lot of time in jail to challenge it.''



RavenBay01.3gp

See BiBi Jones at Digital Playground

Top Stories

Amia Miley Brazzers Contract

Epoch Club Special Event

Shade X from Smash

BBW Con 2015

UKAP Awards Site Live

Nikki Phoenix Radio Update

Ideal Image Supperclub Party

MWA: 06/12/15

XBIZ 2016 Announced

The Interview XXX

Starfall to Exxxotica

Mercy West Available

Library Girl at Exxxotica

Karmen Karma Top Shelf

MWA: 06/08/15

Payton Sin Claire on SDR

Angela Sommers in Houston

Prinzzess at Treasure Chest

Danica Dillon in Bath

MWA: 05/24/15

MWA: 05/22/15

Sin Claire with Foxxx

Adult's Achilles Heel

AHF's Hidden Agenda

New Smash VP Wyatt Case

Ink Inks OC, The Rub

National Porn Star Day

Pistol, Ross Talk Condoms

XXX Casting Call

Direct Reps Harper

AJ Applegate Available

Emma Marx: Boundaries ~ Reviewer Rated

Strippers Ready for Baseball

MWA: 05/04/15

RAW Signs Sasha Bradshaw

Modern Comstockery

Nikki Phoenix Appearance

More
Stories From

Law & Politics

Adult's Achilles Heel

AHF's Hidden Agenda

Pistol, Ross Talk Condoms

Modern Comstockery

Hof on Phoenix Hooker Bust

Cal/OSHA vs Evil Angel

Pornstar Graduates Law School

AHF Against AB 999

CraigsErotica Letter to Senators

Amazon Crushes Small Business

Letter of Equality

ASACP Service Recognition Award

Suit Filed Challenging Measure B

ASACP Ready For Internext

Octomom Loses Civil Suit

ASACP at XBIZ 360

Crakmedia ASACP Corporate Sponsor

Mo Reese Statement

CAM4 Newest ASACP Sponsor

Mo Reese FSC Nom

Amber Lynn Seeks FSC Board

Suit Against Measure B

Law Puts Con in Condom

No on B: Here's Why

NO on B Campaign

NO on B Bus Tour

GFY: Vote No on B

Margold on Erection Election

Alex Chance in Documentary

Yahshua: No On B

No On 35 Rally

Why No On B

Measure B Threatens Freedom

Measure B Protest Video

No On B Raffle

Alia Janine: No On B

AHF Vilifies Porn

No on B Event

Alia Janine Against Measure B

Fight Measure B

Takedown Piracy Removes 10,000,000

John Stagliano Keynotes CatalystCon

Hirsch Blasts Trueman

Hirsch Cautions GOP

Vette Scores on AFF

Three Stooges Porn Controversy

Suing: Wasn't Sexy Enough

Lords of Acid Censored

Nate Glass on CNBC

Law & Politics Section Index

     
Copyright © 1998 - 2015 Adult Industry News (AINews.com)
All materials constituting text, articles, press releases, stories, columns, photographs, graphics, and code on the AINews.com domain are protected by copyright, and either owned by Adult Industry News (AINews.com), or reproduced with permission from other copyright owners. It may be downloaded and printed for personal reference, but not otherwise copied, altered in any way, or transmitted to others, without the written permission of Adult Industry News (AINews.com).