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Comic Writer Gerard Jones Arrested For Allegedly Uploading Child Porn to Youtube

Comic writer Gerard Jones has been arrested for allegedly uploading pornographic images of children to Youtube. According to SFGate:

He was booked into San Francisco County Jail on suspicion of possession of child pornography, production of child pornography, sending harmful material to a minor and distribution of child pornography, police said.

The uploaded YouTube videos depicted a child performing sexual acts on an adult, police said. And other videos uncovered inside Jones’ home showed adults performing sexual acts on children as young as 1-year-old, police said.

Jones has worked on titles for both DC and Marvel, and co-created the character ‘Prime’ for Malibu comics. Jones is also known for writing the English language translations for the Ranma 1/2 and Dragonball manga for Viz. He also wrote the well regarded comics history book Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters, and the Birth of the Comic Book and Killing Monsters: Why Children Need Fantasy, Super Heroes, and Make-Believe Violence.

The arrest occurred on December 29th, and Jones entered a plea of not guilty this last Thursday. Honestly, this is all pretty messed up.

Via SFGate