Dutch pedophile convicted of child porn possession

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Posted: Oct 18, 2011 9:12 AM
Dutch pedophile convicted of child porn possession

A Dutch court has convicted the chairman of a pedophile association of child pornography possession and sentenced him to three years in prison.

Haarlem District Court sentenced Ad van den Berg Tuesday after prosecutors found thousands of photos and films depicting child pornography at his home. Van den Berg claimed the images and films were for scientific research.

Van den Berg made headlines in 2006 when he and other self-avowed pedophiles registered The Party for Brotherly Love, Freedom and Diversity for parliamentary elections, saying they wanted to lower the age of sexual consent to 12 years.

The party failed to gather enough support to participate in the 2006 elections and disbanded after again failing to get on the ballot last year.