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    He means when Culkin was a kid.
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    (Original post by Erik.)
    I meant dumping him purely on the basis that his girlfriend accused him of it would be immature and pathetic.

    I agree if it was prooven to be true then it would certainly be grounds for a swift dumping, no question about that.
    Oh that makes much more sense
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    (Original post by Erik.)
    Macauley Culkin is about 30 dude! :p:
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    (Original post by Ekpyrotic)
    I think it depends on what it actually is. Kids engaging in sexual acts is an instant dump. Kids running in nudist parks is a little different.
    Nudist pictures wouldn't have triggered any kind of investigation.

    On the other hand, ostensibly legal pictures obtained from questionable websites in Russia with boilerplate disclaimers which aren't worth a damn could have. Anyone who's spent 30 seconds shoulder-surfing someone on a porn site (or flicked through The Sun, for that matter) knows that ascertaining someone's age from an airbrushed picture is hopelessly difficult.

    On a similarly legitimate line of thought, the images in question could have been of his ex. Contrary to popular ignorance, horny teenagers with camera phones, webcams and a passing interest in exhibition are committing multiple offences pertaining to the creation, transmission and possession of indecent images of children every time they play show and tell. It'd be easy enough for an ex who knew that he had those pictures on his machine to alert the police to it, because if she were underage at the time, any "consent" given would have been legally void (though they'd have trouble prosecuting).

    Finally, if you're on the boundary of legal majority anyway, he may well have been looking at pictures of people his own age. While the same arguments apply regarding the creation of a market for images of and condoning abuse as do to adults, it's certainly not an indicator of any kind of desire for persons of that age now. It's not inconceivable that the ethical implications could completely bypass a horny minor who's been socialised to
    objectify women and is tired of getting their rocks off to mature women. Obviously gratification through the abuse of others can never be condoned, but it'd certainly absolve him of any related paedophiliac desires.

    So yeah, not nearly as clear cut as it may appear.
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    Would you change your opinions if i told you his age? (boyfriend)
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    Age of people in pornography.
    Age of boyfriend.

    It's a little weird that he'd tell you given that it'd mean he's instantly dumped though.
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    He could have downloaded a huge zip file of porn, n not realised that child porn was hidden in it. This could make sense, as it would be there if his girlfriend started snooping through it.
    Question him over it though, he wouldn't have told you if he didn't want to talk about it.
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    Would you change your opinions if i told you his age? (boyfriend)
    To be honest, the airbrush argument still applies whatever his age, so unless you're going to say that he's 12, then it's probably better for us to stop speculating.
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    It depends on the situation really. So you really should find out more.

    Say for example... he searched for child porn of people 14 years old(since anything sexual under age 18 is illegal right?), when he was 14 years old too. That could be understandable and shouldn't be totally condemned.

    But if he's an adult when he was searching for them, thats a lot more worrying and should be condemned.
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    Well, he is not 12 or 14, and ofcourse he wouldnt be as i m 19 myself, wouldnt have a younger boyfriend lol.

    Hes quite older than me.
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    From what it sounds like (just a hypothesis).... your bf and his ex are 16/17, they play a harmless game of hide the pickle... camera phone comes out... ex gets paranoid, calls police and then your bf is advised to delete the images.
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    I'd definitely ask some more questions, especially if he's considerable older than you. When did this happen? If he was around 16 at the time and had footage of an ex girlfriend on his PC, that could be excusable. If it happened a year ago and he's 40-odd then there may be a serious problem. You really should get the details before taking drastic action; for all you know it's the wild accusation of a dumped and vindictive woman.
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    Please keep anon, or delete as dont want anyone to know my identity.

    Ok, basically, my boyfriend told me that he got in trouble with the police in the past because of child porn.
    He tells me that his ex got suspicuious and accused him of this,
    Obviously I m not sure now if he had this type of porn on his computer or not? maybe he didnt, but then why would the ex accuse him of this?

    Not sure to carry on with him now or break it up with him.

    thanks
    yeah get him to explain everything then decide whether you trust him or not - we can't help you more than that...
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    (Original post by -Em-)
    Nudist pictures wouldn't have triggered any kind of investigation.

    On the other hand, ostensibly legal pictures obtained from questionable websites in Russia with boilerplate disclaimers which aren't worth a damn could have. Anyone who's spent 30 seconds shoulder-surfing someone on a porn site (or flicked through The Sun, for that matter) knows that ascertaining someone's age from an airbrushed picture is hopelessly difficult.

    On a similarly legitimate line of thought, the images in question could have been of his ex. Contrary to popular ignorance, horny teenagers with camera phones, webcams and a passing interest in exhibition are committing multiple offences pertaining to the creation, transmission and possession of indecent images of children every time they play show and tell. It'd be easy enough for an ex who knew that he had those pictures on his machine to alert the police to it, because if she were underage at the time, any "consent" given would have been legally void (though they'd have trouble prosecuting).

    Finally, if you're on the boundary of legal majority anyway, he may well have been looking at pictures of people his own age. While the same arguments apply regarding the creation of a market for images of and condoning abuse as do to adults, it's certainly not an indicator of any kind of desire for persons of that age now. It's not inconceivable that the ethical implications could completely bypass a horny minor who's been socialised to
    objectify women and is tired of getting their rocks off to mature women. Obviously gratification through the abuse of others can never be condoned, but it'd certainly absolve him of any related paedophiliac desires.

    So yeah, not nearly as clear cut as it may appear.
    Quite possibley the best post i've ever seen in response to this type of issue. Deff pos rep comming your way tomorrow.
 
 
 
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