Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Elton John Gets a Pass on N*de Kids Pix

from SFGATE.com

Sir Elton John's controversial photograph that was at the center of a child porn investigation has been deemed not to be indecent.

The legendary singer donated over 4,000 photos to an exhibition at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, in Gateshead, England, earlier this month.

But the gallery was rocked after a picture of two nude boys by famed photographer Nan Goldin was seized by police for possibly breaching pornography legislation.

However, the British Crown Prosecution Service has declared the image safe to be exhibited.

Head of the CPS Northumbria South Unit, Kerrie Bell, says, "In order to prove that the photograph is indecent, we must be satisfied that contemporary standards of propriety are so different now to what they were in 2001, that it is more likely than not that a court will conclude that the photograph is indecent.

"I am not satisfied that is the case.

"Accordingly, I am of the opinion that the evidence is insufficient to justify proceedings for offenses of possession or distribution of an indecent photograph."

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