Horrifying truth of what child porn depicts – torture

Tom Flanagan’s outrageous public comments about child pornography have mostly stopped attracting mainstream media coverage, but the  horrifying truth about child pornography persists. It is everywhere around us, every day. Today, a 54-year-old woman from suburban Houston, Texas was sentenced to 25 years in prison on child pornography charges. The evidence in her case is heartbreaking. Investigators found photos of a naked, nine-year-old girl who is “related” to the woman, who was sexually abused and tortured.

Here is a description, from court documents, of images found by investigators,

• Fully nude girl in sexual pose on bed with stuffed animal partially hiding her face.
• Nude girl in sexual pose with her eyes closed and arms bound together above her head with green rope.
• Nude girl in sexual pose while reading a book.

The woman caught with these photos, Debra Jean Eyerly, was sentenced today to 25 years in prison. Her husband, who admitted to sexually abusing the little girl, was sentenced to 30 year sin prison.

Let’s not forget that Flanagan, the former senior adviser to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Wildrose Party in Alberta, said that he is gravely concerned that we put people in jail for looking at photos of children being tortured/and or sexually abused because, in looking at the photos, they “do not harm another person.”

If Flanagan had seen the images from the Eyerly case, particularly the photo of the nine-year-old girl naked, with her arms bound above her head, would he really have insisted that there was no “harm” in just looking?

» Court document source
» FBI news release on sentencing

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