Post by Graham T Post by Brian Reay Post by Graham T Post by The Todal
s. 69(1) of the Serious Crime Act 2015
Possession of paedophile manual
(1)It is an offence to be in possession of any item that contains
advice or guidance about abusing children sexually.
(2)It is a defence for a person (D) charged with an offence under
(a)to prove that D had a legitimate reason for being in possession of
(b)to prove that—
(i)D had not read, viewed or (as appropriate) listened to the item, and
(ii)D did not know, and had no reason to suspect, that it contained
advice or guidance about abusing children sexually; or
(c)to prove that—
(i)the item was sent to D without any request made by D or on D’s
(ii)D did not keep it for an unreasonable time.
This is bordering on Lady Chatterly's Lover.
I really can't see that any writings on any subject can possibly be
illegal. The Yanks wouldn't allow this interference with their rights
to Freedom of Expression.
What do the words 'manual' and 'advice or guidance' suggest in relation
to a book?
ALL books, indeed ALL written words can be called 'instructions' but
tell me where this 'Manual, advice and guidance' titled tome can be
found. I've Googled and can't find it. Plenty of extreme BDSM which
is also now illegal in the UK. How many prosecutions for this? Zilch.
When I first got a computer one of the first such publications that
I came across was The Anarchists Cookbook. Not one prosecution has
ever taken place for possessing this.
Prosecutions yes, but no actual convictions (unless the accused
also had some weapons or explosives):
'... In 2007, a 17-year-old was arrested in the United Kingdom
and faced charges under anti-terrorism law in the UK for
possession of this book, among other things. He was
cleared of all charges in October 2008, after arguing that he was
a prankster who just wanted to research fireworks and smoke
'In County Durham, UK in 2010, Ian Davison and his son were
imprisoned under anti-terrorism laws for the manufacturing of ricin,
and their possession of The Anarchist Cookbook, along with its
availability, was noted by the authorities.
'... In 2017, a 27-year-old was prosecuted in UK solely for the
possession of the book. He was found not guilty.'
September 11 2014
'A man has been jailed for four years for a string of dissident
terrorist-related offences including the possession of a bomb-making
'cookbook' and explosive substances.
'... The father-of-one admitted possessing an explosive substance,
Pentaerythritol Tetranitrate (PETN), with intent to endanger life or
cause serious injury to property, on the second limb of the charge,
namely enabling others to endanger life. He entered the same plea
on a similar charge of possessing explosive substances –
aluminium granules, magnesium ribbon and metal springs – with intent
to endanger life or cause serious injury to property.
'Concannon also pleaded guilty to four terrorist-related charges on
the same date, and entered guilty pleas to all three counts. He pleaded
guilty to possession of a firearm and a magazine in suspicious
circumstances; possession of explosives, namely blank cartridges, in
suspicious circumstances; possession information or documents likely
to be of use in terrorism, namely the Anarchist's Cookbook, and also
possessing articles for use in terrorism. ...'
Post by Graham T
While Venables has been wanking over his computer he has left the real
However, possessing a "paedophile manual" plus actual indecent
'James Bulger killer Jon Venables jailed over indecent images
'... Mr Justice Edis said possessing the manual suggested Venables
was "at least contemplating the possibility" of committing an actual
sexual crime against children.'