June 28, 2018

Netflix Streams Apparent Child Pornography Scene

Netflix is receiving public backlash for streaming a film with a scene that appears to amount to child pornography.

The film in question is an Argentinian movie called Desire, and according to PJ Media, it portrays a 9-year-old girl masturbating with a pillow and includes close-up shots of her face during orgasm as a 7-year-old girl watches.

Department of Justice guidelines on child pornography state:

Notably, the legal definition of sexually explicit conduct does not require that an image depict a child engaging in sexual activity.  A picture of a naked child may constitute illegal child pornography if it is sufficiently sexually suggestive.  Additionally, the age of consent for sexual activity in a given state is irrelevant; any depiction of a minor under 18 years of age engaging in sexually explicit conduct is illegal.

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