Jury selection is under way and opening arguments are expected to begin this week in a rare adult pornography obscenity case in federal district court in Washington, D.C. Adult film producer John Stagliano and two of his companies were indicted on seven counts of distributing obscene, sexually graphic videos that Justice Department prosecutors allege have no artistic or scientific value and cut against the community standard of what is acceptable. Stagliano faces up to 32 years behind bars if convicted.
Porn Producer Fighting Rare Obscenity Case
The National Law Journal
July 13, 2010