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Heavy price for phone porn

Wednesday, 21 July 2010
By Lakmal Sooriyagoda

A youth who was yesterday produced in court on charges of having openly viewed pornographic visuals on his mobile phone at York Street in Fort was fined Rs.2500.

Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne ordered that the youth’s mobile phone be confiscated and directed the authorities to destroy its sim and memory cards.  The accused W.P. Chandana Priyantha of Walasmulla arrested in the act of viewing pornographic visuals.  Police told court that mobile phone pornography falls under section 2 of the Obscene Publications Act No 22 of 1983.
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