December 4, 2013

Violent Porn Leads to Violent Crime

Written by Hysen Sisco, MIM Intern

Jamie Reynolds strangled 17 year old Georgia Williams in May of 2013. He took documenting photographs as she died and then dumped her body in the woods. Police and prosecutors are sure that this was a sexually driven crime. He did this because his addiction to hardcore violent pornography had escalated to where acting out violently was the only way to reach satisfaction. Reynolds pleaded guilty in court last week.

Reynolds was addicted to explicitly violent pornography “snuff” films – in which real people are shown being killed – and images. He also wrote violent sexual fantasy stories and altered hardcore pornographic photos by superimposing the faces of regular women from social media sites on the figures in the pictures.

According to The Guardian, prosecuting attorney David Crigman “has applied for [these materials] to be viewed only by the judge and not shown in open court because they are considered so disturbing and distressing.”

Reynolds lured Williams with a request to take innocent pictures of her. She had done some modeling in the past, but her father asserts, “The modeling she has done was to help her sister’s business and the Facebook reference to her being a ‘wannabe model’ is a tongue-in-cheek joke between her and Scarlett [her sister] relating to this modeling.”

Scarlett says, “My dad rightly describes her as a gorgeous tomboy – she is a beautiful girl but so much more comfortable covered in mud while dreaming of being in the [Royal Air Force]. She would do anything for anyone.”

These types of headlines are becoming more frequent as pornography addiction increases– Mark Bridger who murdered April Jones, Austin Sigg’s murder of Jessica Ridgeway. Never have these types of crimes been committed without sexual and personal dependence on pornography, leading to harder and more deviant material.

 

If you or someone you love is struggling with porn addiction, please go to these resources to find help:

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National Center on Sexual Exploitation

Founded in 1962, National Center on Sexual Exploitation is the leading national organization opposing pornography by highlighting the links to sex trafficking, violence against women, child abuse, addiction and more. The organization changed its name from Morality In Media to the National Center on Sexual Exploitation early in 2015 to better describe the organization’s scope and mission, which is to expose the seamless connection between all forms of sexual exploitation.