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The American man behind the website which offered free porn in exchange for pictures of atrocities in Iraq and Afghanistan has been arrested for obscenity.

Christopher Wilson, 27 from Lakeland, Florida, was charged with 300 counts of obscenity over 20 films and 80 still photographs - he is charged with possession, distribution and offering to distribute each item. He was held over the weekend with bail set at $151,000. Wilson's website hosted amateur pornography and pictures of dead and mutilated Afghans and Iraqis apparently provided by US soldiers.

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said Wilson had been investigated before over a previous website but the new images were "horrific". Judd said he had notified military officials but was not working with them. More on the Orlando Sentinel here.

Wilson's lawyer told the paper that his client was exercising his First Amendment rights and described his arrest as political. Wilson claims US soldiers could not access paid-for porn because credit card companies would not authorise payments from Afghanistan or Iraq. He asked for pictures to prove that people were in the war zone - if they sent pictures they got free access to his site.

The site itself is still up this morning - it is asking for donations to Mr Wilson's defence fund. It is believed to be hosted in the Netherlands. ®

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