Published: 13/01/2011 13:57 - Updated: 13/01/2011 13:59
'Death fetish' porn charge man acquitted
"A MAN from Stone who downloaded “death fetish” pictures from the internet has been cleared in a test case verdict by jurors of having “extreme pornography”.
The photos, posed by actors and showing scenes of women being stabbed and suffocated, were found on KW’s computer during a police raid at home.
New legislation makes it illegal to possess pornography that realistically portrays acts likely to cause serious injury to genitals, anus or breast, or death.
In the first jury trial of its kind, W, aged 47, of CD, Stone, was acquitted of four charges of possessing extreme pornography.
The jury heard the four pictures were samples from sets produced by a company called Drop Dead Gorgeous using actors and actresses for a niche pornography market known as “death fetish”."