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randir14 06-28-2013 07:46 PM

Eternal Darkness Co-Writer Arrested for Child Porn [Updated]
 

Kenneth McCulloch, the co-writer of Eternal Darkness, has been arrested for child porn. He was currently working at Precursor Games on Shadow of the Eternals - a project that has already been experiencing a lot of trouble.

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Kenneth McCulloch, a developer at Precursor Games—the developers who want to create a sequel to Eternal Darkness—is now facing child pornography charges according to Bullet News Niagara and the Niagara Regional Police Service.

McCulloch is being charged with "one count each of possession of child pornography, making child pornography available and accessing child pornography," to be specific.
Read more at Kotaku

Update: A Precursor Games representative issued the following statement to GameSpot on the matter.

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“We are deeply upset by this," reads a line from the statement. "Having just learned of these disturbing charges today and based on the serious nature of them, Kenneth McCulloch is no longer affiliated in any way with Precursor Games.”

Emabulator 06-28-2013 07:56 PM

Ouch! That's a Kickstopper if I've ever seen one.

LoTECH 06-28-2013 08:04 PM

That's brutal. Throw the book at him.

sai tyrus 06-28-2013 08:41 PM

Wow. Last thing I expected to hear.

brandonjclark 06-28-2013 09:46 PM

If it's true I wish he'd be tortured. Like slow cuts torture.

Primus 06-28-2013 10:20 PM

I know the kneejerk reaction is to want to go all Ramsay Snow on him, but we have to remember that he is a human being too. There is probably some really bad trauma or dysfunction that got him to the state to where he would do that type of thing.

I hope he gets help, as opposed to being flayed alive. It is a really sad situation no matter what.

Capt_Thad 06-28-2013 11:25 PM

This is all kinda vague, I'd like to know more about what he actually did before I crucify him. Canadian law includes all purely fictional depictions of 'persons or characters under the age of 18 engaging in sexual activity' as child pornography, so it could be written or drawn materials. Not to say a guy scribbling sexual fan-fics about Dora the Explorer or whatever is not creepy, but there are a very wide spectrum of possibilities that could lead to McCulloch's charges.

Pretty much anyone who's ever torrented erotic manga could fit under that umbrella, for example, regardless of whether or not whatever included 'questionable materials' in an overall package were the intent for downloading, or whether or not the 'distribution' aspect of seeding was even considered.

If he's actually abusing or aiding in the abuse of children though, then they definitely should take him outside with the book and beat him with it.

BeachGaara 06-29-2013 12:36 AM

What did he do, go on 4Chan?

alienchild 06-29-2013 01:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Capt_Thad (Post 2225173)
This is all kinda vague, I'd like to know more about what he actually did before I crucify him.

The general public are unfortunately not as level headed as yourself. They will go full retard "let the dangum sucker hang hmmdurrrrr" before knowing any of the facts.

kefka95 06-29-2013 08:37 AM

I agree we need to know more before coming to any conclusions. Did he knowingly and intentionally retrieve and distribute this material (or worse, participate in its production)? Or was it a case where he visited an adult website and his browser loaded a thumbnail image of a model who was 17 years and 11 months old and looked like she was 25?

Unfortunately simply being accused of a crime like this is enough to pretty much mess up your life forever.

Raw 06-29-2013 09:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Capt_Thad (Post 2225173)
This is all kinda vague, I'd like to know more about what he actually did before I crucify him. Canadian law includes all purely fictional depictions of 'persons or characters under the age of 18 engaging in sexual activity' as child pornography, so it could be written or drawn materials. Not to say a guy scribbling sexual fan-fics about Dora the Explorer or whatever is not creepy, but there are a very wide spectrum of possibilities that could lead to McCulloch's charges.

Pretty much anyone who's ever torrented erotic manga could fit under that umbrella, for example, regardless of whether or not whatever included 'questionable materials' in an overall package were the intent for downloading, or whether or not the 'distribution' aspect of seeding was even considered.

If he's actually abusing or aiding in the abuse of children though, then they definitely should take him outside with the book and beat him with it.

Yes, people who way overboard on this without information. On USA at least, several people (scanlators, irc) have been thrown into jail, fined and branded sexual offenders for importing ecchi or hentai manga. Wouldn't surprise me if that happened on Canada too.

Doctorossi 06-29-2013 09:58 AM

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Originally Posted by LoTECH (Post 2225112)
That's brutal. Throw the book at him.

I see you like your suspects guilty until proven innocent.

Doctorossi 06-29-2013 09:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Raw (Post 2225217)
Wouldn't surprise me if that happened on Canada too.

I know it's happened in Canada in the past. There have been cases reported in The Comics Journal over the years.

LoTECH 06-29-2013 02:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Doctorossi (Post 2225221)
I see you like your suspects guilty until proven innocent.

Sentencing comes after the trial.

What? Did a fucking magical elf put child-porn on his PC?

LoTECH 06-29-2013 02:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Doctorossi (Post 2225221)
I see you like your suspects guilty until proven innocent.

Sentencing comes after the trial.

What? Did a fucking magical elf put child-porn on his PC? What do you think?!

Azzy 06-29-2013 03:45 PM

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Originally Posted by LoTECH (Post 2225251)
Sentencing comes after the trial.

What? Did a fucking magical elf put child-porn on his PC?

how the FUCK do you know where the porn was, IF there was porn, or what was done with it?

just because somebody is charged doesn't fucking mean it's iron clad truth you fucking idiot

LoTECH 06-29-2013 07:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Azzy (Post 2225265)
how the FUCK do you know where the porn was, IF there was porn, or what was done with it?

just because somebody is charged doesn't fucking mean it's iron clad truth you fucking idiot

They can't charge without evidence, and I'm guessing he wasn't sitting in his basement with a lithograph making copies to distribute to his friends via snail-mail.

Again, sentencing comes AFTER a trial wherein he is found guilty/innocent. Throw the book at him then. But ask yourself how many people you know that have been charged with the litany of charges he has that are actually innocent. Child porn is a filth, and an abomination on this planet. Those found in possession, or distributing, or making it should be put into a rocket and launched into the sun.

PacerDawn 06-30-2013 12:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Doctorossi (Post 2225221)
I see you like your suspects guilty until proven innocent.

Actually, it's guilty until proven guilty. They don't put innocent people in jail, yet until someone is proven not guilty (you don't have to prove innocence, just doubt of guilt), they are in jail.

I don't know why we still try to fool ourselves that it has ever been innocent until proven guilty. It can't work that way, otherwise you would never be able to arrest anyone.

BeachGaara 06-30-2013 08:04 AM

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Originally Posted by PacerDawn (Post 2225325)
They don't put innocent people in jail

Uh... yes they do. All the time.

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Originally Posted by PacerDawn (Post 2225325)
I don't know why we still try to fool ourselves that it has ever been innocent until proven guilty. It can't work that way, otherwise you would never be able to arrest anyone.

You don't understand the concept of 'innocent until proven guilty' then.

Just because you've been arrested for something doesn't mean you've commited a crime.

Doctorossi 06-30-2013 09:55 AM

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Originally Posted by LoTECH (Post 2225252)
Sentencing comes after the trial.

Right- and "the book" is sentencing.


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