CRIMINAL CASE: U.S. v. Fletcher, Crim. No. 06-00329 (W.D. Pa. filed Sept. 26, 2006).
Status: Guilty plea.

A woman who maintained a website (www.red-rose-stories.com; now under new ownership) which sold access to erotic fiction involving underage characters, was indicted in Sept. 2005 under 18 U.S.C. §§ 1462 (a), which outlaws importation or interstate transportation of obscene matters. The indictment alleged that Karen Fletcher used her site to distribute several sexually explicit stories pertaining to adults having sex with children. Fletcher pleaded guilty at a court hearing in August 2008, and was sentenced to five years probation, six months house arrest and a $1,000 fine.

Links and Court Documents:
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08138/882650-85.stm
http://www.avn.com/law/articles/30261.html
http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/news.aspx?id=17458
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06271/725743-58.stm
http://www.pittsburghcitypaper.ws/gyrobase/Content?oid=38834
http://www.pittsburghcitypaper.ws/gyrobase/Content?oid=50710
Dept. of Justice press release: http://www.usdoj.gov/criminal/ceos/Press%20Releases/WDPA%20Fletcher%20indict%20PR_092706.pdf
“Announcing the death of Red Rose Stories” http://web.archive.org/web/20051013061608/http://www.red-rose-stories.com/
Docket at https://ecf.pawd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/DktRpt.pl?77071 (PACER log-in required)

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