Posted September 08, 2018 06:07:39An Irishman has become the first person to be arrested in connection with the publication of cartoons depicting women dressed as cartoon porn stars.
The arrest of the 39-year-old man on Thursday comes just weeks after the publication in the Irish Daily Star of a cartoon showing a cartoon strip in which the woman’s breasts were displayed.
The cartoon was published by the cartoonists’ collective, Furry Art, in November 2016.
It was intended to satirise the portrayal of women in the adult film industry.
The publication of the strip in the newspaper has sparked a number of complaints from fans of the cartoon, including some who claim they have been threatened.
The Irish Criminal Justice Authority (ICJA) was called in to investigate the matter.
“The arrest is the first of its kind in the UK,” said Detective Superintendent Ian Glynn, from the Irish Police Service’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit.
“It shows the seriousness of the offence, which is of an extreme nature and a serious crime.”
The arrest comes just days after the release of the first full edition of a book titled The Furry Pornography: A Dictionary of Furry Animation.
The book contains more than 200 cartoons depicting female characters in their fursuits.
It also includes descriptions of women who appear in the cartoon strips.
“In addition to the Furry Arts books and videos, there is also a collection of articles, essays, and interviews with cartoonists, cartoonists and the community as a whole,” the Irish Criminal Intelligence Service (ICIS) said in a statement.
“We are confident that we have a solid case against this man.”
The book is due to be published in the spring.