A federal judge sentenced a Los Angeles man Wednesday to four years in prison for making and selling videos that showed bestiality and women consuming human waste during sexual activity.
Ira Isaacs, 61, formerly of the San Fernando Valley, was convicted of obscenity charges after a jury trial last year.
His attorney, Roger Jon Diamond, said he will appeal and believes the videos Isaacs made are protected speech.
"It's not mainstream porn. It is extreme," Diamond said. "But my point is no matter what it is, that's why we have a First Amendment. It's to protect the unpopular."
Starting in 1999, Isaacs sold explicit videos produced by others through several websites, prosecutors said. He called his business L.A. Media. Later - about 2004, according to prosecutors - he started producing his own videos, some of which Diamond said showed people eating feces and drinking urine. Other videos depicted women having sex with animals. He sold them on the Internet.
There are several news items on this blog that involve abuse. I'd like to add some opinion to keep things in perspective.
Just as with non-zoo sexuality abuse cannot be avoided as there will always those I consider deranged. But all of the zoo's I know simply love their animal companions. They care well for them and would defend them with their lives, just like their companions would defend them. When I look into those deep dark eyes of my pony I see beauty and feel love. Indeed I sometimes also feel desire, as does (s)he. When we are both in the mood we play. It would be odd to use restrains, be it for play, grooming, clipping hooves or pretty much anything else. When I offer a treat it is carefully nibbled from between my fingers by soft lips. There's mutual trust, respect, love and desire.
Zoophilia may be abhorred and banned by those that lack the courage to look over horizons. But I want to make absolutely clear that zoophilia has little to do with animal abuse. Like many zoo's in Germany I find it odd that a community that industrially produces animals for meat, usually with little attention for their quality of their sort lives, or that uses animals to test drugs or even cosmetics, is to accuse animal lovers (and I stress that last word) of abuse.
MILFORD – A Milford couple was arrested Tuesday after police investigated an alleged sexual act with a dog, court records said.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, 24-year-old Samantha L. Golt engaged in sexual intercourse with a canine as her 25-year-old boyfriend James P. Crow took photographs of the alleged incident that occurred at their residence in the 1800 block of Blairs Pond Road.
Ms. Golt and Mr. Crow were each charged with one count of felony bestiality and felony second-degree conspiracy.