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Men convicted of filming rapes for porn

2011-12-09 18:34

Miami - Two Florida men are facing potential life prison sentences after they were convicted of filming rapes of women for sale as pornography.

A federal jury in Miami convicted 40-year-old Lavont Flanders Jr and 45-year-old Emerson Callum of multiple sex-related and conspiracy charges on Wednesday and they are scheduled to be sentenced in February.

Prosecutors say the two lured women to Miami with false promises of work as models.

At auditions the women were given drinks laced with so-called date rape drugs.

One of the men then had sex with the women while the other filmed it.

The film was then sold to pornography websites and stores around the country.

Flanders posed as a female model when contacting the women over the phone about the purported Miami auditions.

Comments
  • Lynn - 2011-12-09 18:45

    Sick Bastards.

      Lila - 2011-12-10 11:20

      Actually the sick bastards are also those watching porn. You, the user, the person sitting infront of the tv or behind the computer, YOU provide the market. There are over 12 million women in forced prostitution around the world and many more in forced pornography. You, the watcher, you create the market. You are unable to tell if its forced or by choice, yet you watch and say "lets be pro porn, we are adults, it is our choice." What about the choice of the woman that you're watching. Are you positive she has a choice? You'll never know. I for one don't actually know a single woman that actually WANTS to be a porn star. Do you? And yet...there are millions and millions all over. Keep up your selfish habit, maybe one day you might see your daughter or wife in one of those.

      BigBoer - 2011-12-10 12:00

      But the porn defenders say that porn is harmless ? Come on liberals what do you have to say about this ? Porn results in abuse of women - FACT

      Riaan - 2011-12-10 15:37

      BigBoer (LOL) Oh pelease. Your reasoning is as pathetic as your Medieval outlook with regard to porn. You can immediately see if someone is forced to do something that they don't want to and I've never watched anything where the person was semi-comatose. So unless semi-comatose people and rape scenes are your thing, I don't see how you can support the abuse of women.

      Riaan - 2011-12-10 15:40

      LilaHearst The same applies to you. Of course you know no-one. It's not something that you walk around bragging about. Countless interviews were done over the years with porn stars and none of them were forced into this. Ignorance is no excuse for making stupid comments, you know. Ever heard of doing some research or google for the dim witted amongst us.

      rbczovczov - 2011-12-10 16:05

      Please don't blame porn for the behaviour of these sick individuals. I watch porn with my girlfriend to spice up our sex life, learn a few tricks and new positions but it hasn't turned us into dangerous maniacs.

      Mark - 2012-02-24 00:11

      @ LilaHearst I personally know quite a few women (10 +) that wants to star in porn movies, but they wont go into it in fear of the social stigma attached to them by people like you (I'm taking a wild guess here that you won't offer an ex-pornstar a job right?)

  • Trevor Lovell - 2011-12-09 19:02

    I'm sure top tv will use it.

      frangelico - 2011-12-09 21:09

      @Trever are you not perhaps going to be the first one to switch to this channel if it comes,I say if because we will fight as responsible parents to stop it.

      rbczovczov - 2011-12-10 16:08

      Its usually the sexually impuissant/impotent among us who try to blame porn for all the ills of society.

  • Geronimo - 2011-12-09 19:07

    Put them in jail for life with no prospect of parole. They deserve it.

  • TheWatcher - 2011-12-09 19:18

    put them down

  • gillian.sanderson - 2011-12-09 19:28

    RIGHT - so let me have my say! I am so sick and tired of reading stories like these. BUT NOW we are about to become a "porn nation"! Yes, along with the rest of the world - now please do NOT tell me that porn is going to reduce rape statistics, as in Holland, France, Germany (the rest of europe). . . this is Africa - what more can I say ???

      Chum Scrubber - 2011-12-10 08:30

      Geez frangelico, did you have to tell that story! Vomit ... only the death sentence can be a fitting punishment for that.

  • Bernard - 2011-12-09 19:29

    Castrate them before jailing them - then they will never do it again even in prison

  • Deborah - 2011-12-09 20:09

    Lock them up for a long time.

  • Vivian - 2011-12-09 20:11

    Man that is sick, hang em quick

  • Trevor Lovell - 2011-12-10 08:51

    @frangelico. You have my word I won't be switching to that channel. My wife and i teach many teenage girls and the thought positively sickens and frightens me.

  • Jacqui - 2011-12-10 10:07

    Surely children are not allowed to watch television in the middle of the night.I watched a bit of porn once, it was so funny and ridiculous I switched it off after ten minutes. But now I do feel that, after having seen it for myself, I can have an opinion about it.

  • George - 2011-12-10 10:57

    Shocking!!!

  • Gavin - 2011-12-10 17:32

    At the end of the World there will be 3 people left, a Barman, a Prostitute and a Bookmaker, people will Drink, have sex and gamble until the cows come home, they were the first 3 industries and they will be the last, unfortunately there is nothing you can do about it, it is life...

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