Rakhiv police officers closed a prohibited pornographic business

25 March 2014 13:13  23264665 065488
Rakhiv police officers closed a prohibited pornographic business

A previously convicted resident of Rakhiv district decided to make money by selling porn films.
A citizen reported to Rakhiv district police department that at the food market, he had bought from an unknown woman 7 discs for 70 UAH. He thought that those were horror movies, but when he started to watch videos, it appeared that they were pornographic and propagandized violence.
The same day, the police identified the person who was selling the banned products. Law enforcement officers seized from the business woman 9 more discs. It turned out that the applicant was her first and last buyer. Thanks to the report of the conscientious citizen and rapid response of the police she did not have time to sell more.
As it turned out, the citizen, engaged in illegal business, had previously been prosecuted for the crimes involving the illegal trafficking of drugs.
- Now the woman faces criminal responsibility, as selling pornographic content is prohibited in Ukraine and is punishable under the law. Currently, the criminal proceedings under Part 1 of Art.301 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine have been initiated. Such actions shall be punished by fine from fifty to one hundred untaxed minimum incomes, or arrest for a term up to six months, or restraint of liberty for a term up to three years, with confiscation of pornographic materials and means of their production and distribution - the first deputy chief of Rakhiv district police department Pavlo Maskalyuk said.

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