Dissemination of Obscene Material
In order to prove the crime of Dissemination of Obscene Material, the prosecutor is required to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt:
- That the matter in evidence is obscene;
- That the defendant disseminated the matter or possessed the matter with the intent to disseminate it; and
- That the defendant knew of the obscene character of the matter.
The material is considered to be obscene if, taken as a whole, it meets all three of the following requirements:
- It appeals to the prurient interest of an average citizen of the county where the offense was committed;
- It shows or describes sexual conduct in a way that is patently offensive to an average citizen of the county; and
- It has no serious value of a literary, artistic, political or scientific kind.
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