I saw this in the paper and thought it was worth a brief comment because it made me laugh on the tube. A guy has been arrested for having kiddie stuff on his computer and rightly so. This is always disturbing but seems to be happening alarmingly frequently and the man should clearly have his knackers cut off.
What made the story stand out was that amongst his disturbing pictures was a photo of a man having sex with a dead squid. Which must be a pretty unique fetish with a very limited audience. According to the Metro newspaper: “He was charged with possessing an image of someone ‘performing an act of intercourse with a dead animal’.” So far, so disturbing. What made me laugh was when the charges had to be changed for legal reasons and I’d love to have been in the court when this happened. The squid anti-defamation league must have stepped in because, and I quote:
“prosecutors amended the charge when it was admitted it could have been an octopus.”
It’s always good to be precise in these matters. People are fucked up.