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Too Few Obscenity Prosecutions, New MIM CEO Says

Too Few Obscenity Prosecutions, New MIM CEO Says
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Dec 21, 2010 6:00 AM PST    Text size: 
NEW YORK — The new CEO of Morality in Media blasted the Justice Department on Monday, saying government officials aren't prosecuting pornographers enough.

"The failure of the U.S. Department of Justice to vigorously enforce federal obscenity laws has given a green light to the porn crime syndicates and harmed nearly every family in America," said newly installed CEO Patrick Trueman, who formerly was Morality in Media's director of the War on Illegal Pornography coalition.

Trueman also served as chief of the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section at the Justice Department in Washington in the administrations of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George Bush Sr.

He is founder of Pornography Harms, a program that warns citizens and legislators of the harms of porn consumption. It touts it has 15,000 Facebook followers.

Trueman joins Robert Peters, Morality in Media's longtime president and newly named general counsel, on staff.

Joan Irvine, CEO of the ASACP, told XBIZ that she "wished these people would focus on their energy on protecting children."

" I am always shocked when people waste limited resources and time on obscenity rather than child protection," she said/ "Adult entertainment is by and for adults, and adults have a choice."

The Justice Department had a mixed win-loss record with obscenity prosecutions on commercial pornographers this year: A judge threw out its case against Evil Angel founder John Stagliano but it apparently reached a plea deal with Torture Portal operator Barry Goldman.

Filmmaker Ira Isaacs' obscenity prosecution is slated to get under way in February in Los Angeles.

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