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British man acquitted of obscenity over S&M DVDs

British man acquitted of obscenity over S&M DVDs

A jury has acquitted a British man of distributing obscene material, in a case that tested the country's 50-year-old law banning material likely to "deprave and corrupt."
Michael Peacock was charged under the 1959 Obscene Publications Act for selling pornographic DVDs depicting practices including bondage and sadomasochism.
A jury at London's Southwark Crown Court on Friday found Peacock not guilty on all counts.
His lawyer, Myles Jackman, said the verdict showed "that normal people view consensual adult pornography as a part of everyday life and are no longer shocked, depraved or corrupted by it."


Updated : 2021-01-19 00:07 GMT+08:00