Crime

Pro-Incest Activist Arrested For Sketches Of Children In Sexual Situations

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

A 55-year-old British man was found guilty on nine counts of possessing prohibited images of children as young as eight. The 36 images were sketches, drawings, cartoons and computer-generated images, many of which showed incestuous relations.

Andrew Smith of Kendal, in Cumbria, says the images were part of his research into incest, which he believes should be decriminalized.

Many of the sex scenes features cartoon characters from “The Simpsons” and “King of the Hill.” Some included Bart Simpson having sex with his sister Lisa and his mother Marge, the Daily Mail reported.

Smith says he wants to write a book on incest making the case for legalizing it.

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“Homosexuals became legal, lesbians became legal, so now there’s only incest left and I want that to follow,” he said.

He claimed he downloaded images to “enhance” the book.

“I want it to be accepted that sexual relationships between brother and sister, father and daughter and mother and son should be decriminalized,” he said in a statement to Carlisle Crown Court.

Smith, who is a full time caregiver to his 87-year-old mother, said the images feature “the enjoyment of sex and loving relationships within families.”

“I’m not trying to promote inbreeding or the production of incestuously-conceived children but solely the enjoyment of sex and loving relationships within families,” he said.

Smith says he wants to campaign to lower the age of consent to age 12 and said a relationship between a 65-year-old man and his 12-year-old daughter should be acceptable “as long as she wanted it.”

“A child should be able to have sex with any age. They’re not children if they have a full erection,” Smith told the court. “I’m trying to change English law. It’s ridiculous.”

Smith pleaded not guilty to all nine counts.

A jury returned a guilty verdict in less than 40 minutes.

He will be sentenced on Aug. 29.

Sources: Daily Mail, Mirror

Image credit: Flickr Creative Commons / Jenny Cestnik