Man faces prison for posting swinger video

I like a good sensationalised heading. Did you happen to catch the YouTube video doing the rounds a few months back of a guy swinging a baby around in an aerobatic manner? It was on the Today Show and picked up all over the place. I won’t post it here – because doing so might land me in jail.

“Chelsea Emery, of Ryan and Bosscher Lawyers in Maroochydore, represents Chris Illingworth, who was charged with accessing and uploading child abuse material.

Illingworth, 61, published the three-minute clip on Liveleak, a site similar to YouTube but focused on news and current events.

Illingworth has uploaded hundreds of videos to the website. The one he was charged over, thought to have been created by a Russian circus performer, had already been published widely across the internet and shown on US TV news shows.”

That’s so incredibly stupid. Who on earth made the decision to pursue that prosecution.