U.S. Feds Prosecuting Tove Jensen Images As Child Porn.

NOTE: NSFW = adult material

UPDATE: Wikipedia has deleted the Tove Jensen article.

Tove Jensen, classic adult film star or child victim?  U.S. Department of Justice claims she is underage in her loop “Teenage Tricks”.  They say it under oath.  They convict.  It calls into question all of Tove’s performances.  Yet her catalog of images can be found everywhere, including the Library of Congress.  So what’s the trewthe?

Tove (aka Tiny Tove), is the commercial name of a popular vintage adult performer who starred for European producers and distributors in the late 70’s, most notably the Danish Color Climax Corporation (CC).

There is an element of myth to Tove’s career, past and present, but a general consensus exists regarding her performances, which include the loop  “Teenage Tricks” (NSFW).  A photo set entitled, “A Hole New Experience” was culled from the filming.

That loop was taken into U.S. federal court, marked as government exhibit 17-A in a child porn trial, and testimony elicited that Tove was underage.  After conviction, the defendant informed the prosecutor, and the court, that Tove was one of the females alleged, and that she was over 18 in the footage.  The prosecutor’s response was dismissive, and concluded with:

…and factually, you were and remain properly convicted.

One may assume the prosecutor’s response to the court was similar.

But CC has copyrighted all their material, including Tove’s “Teenage Tricks” with the Library of Congress.  These measures were taken in response to piracy, the most prolific of whom was sued in Digital Graphic Systems, et al. v Bile. The suit created much discussion in the newsgroups which were trading Tove material.

Bile defaulted, and his domain was awarded to CC which continues to use it as a warning to potential infringers.

The CC website, on-line since 1997, is  administered out of Chicago, Illinois, (previously Florida).   The site is hosted on servers registered to Amazon.com (awsdns.net), which in turn is registered to their legal department with a post office box in Nevada.  Awsdns.net appears to be hosted on Amazon’s servers, presumably in Washington state, subjecting it to U. S. law.  The site states all models are over the age of 18, with proof on file, consistent with 2257 regulations.  There are also unconfirmed reports that CC was dragged into Euro courts within the last decade and forced to verify the ages of their models.

And for a short time, someone claiming to be Tove had a blog on Google’s Blogspot.  The blog was little more than advertisement for what was claimed to be her “official” website, tovejensen.com, which is owned by a chap well known in England, Guy Wingate.  Wingate’s site is a teaser, directing one thru text and links to the CC site, for images of Tove.

Enom Whois for tovejensen.comEnom Whois for tovejensen.com(UPDATE: Wingate has opted for privacy protection with ENOM, but the photos at left document his ownership.  In addition, tovejensen.com is housed on servers owned by Wingate; Coreserver.com.)

Meanwhile, CC contracted with the German Musketier Media to transfer their Bestsellers films to digital.  The DVD film rights belong to Ervin Peterson, of EP-video (NSFW) which has released three in the Teenage series with Tove (260, 255, 252).  They are available in the states.

UPDATE:  Peterson’s website, epvideo.dk, appears to be offline.  Cannot access the version containing the CC dvds thru the Internet Archive.

All this begs the question.  Are the feds knowingly allowing child porn to be disseminated worldwide?  Is the Library of Congress registering images of child porn for copyright protection?  Is CC conspiring with the feds to entrap unwary consumers into downloading child porn onto their computers?

Or was Tove factually over 18 in “Teenage Tricks” thus presenting another example of why the U.S. should clean their own house before exporting “the rule of law” to other nations.  What is the trewthe?

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38 Comments

  1. Caroline said,

    September 23, 2007 at 8:17 pm

    This is a bad joke ! Tiny Tove is one of the few teenage porn stars from CCC,
    who started after her 18st birthday. This was already examined – if I am informed
    correctly – before a british court. But CCC had to prove the age of the models
    before. It is also important to add, that we never had a 18 age limit for porn in Europe, but most states had a 16-year age limit, or even a 15-year age limit, like
    Denmark. Only in the last 5-7 years european countries were forced to change this, because “Uncle Sam” put enormous pressure on the liberal countries like Denmark or the Netherlands, to raise the age to 18. The EU adapted the Sec.18 2257 word for word. Tiny Toves film career is very well protocolled, but not all
    careers of other teen stars, who sometimes started with 15 or 16, but ended their careers with 20 or later. Tiny Tove isnt a problem, but other short movies –
    these were the 8mm loops – can. Its possible, that one model is 17 in one of the
    DVDs. But in my opinion the whole 2257 and 18 minimum age is idiotic.
    I am totally against child porn, but if you can have sex with 16, then why should
    it be “childporn”, if you do this before a camera ? The minimum age should be
    15 or 16, but not 18. With these law, millions of normal customers in Europe are criminalized. Because especially the 16/17 porn movies were widely distributed
    until 2003. This is a total different situation as you have it in the USA.

  2. music said,

    January 7, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    very interesting.
    i’m adding in RSS Reader

  3. john said,

    July 11, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    if tove is legal, why has cc removed all of her pictures and videos?

  4. trewthe said,

    July 12, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    @John

    Could be for marketing purposes in response to the DVD releases of her catalog. But they still promote Tove on their website, and Wingate’s site continues to link to them for images of Tove. And their attorneys continue to send cease and desist letters to website adminstrators that have copyrighted images of Tove on their site.

  5. federico said,

    January 31, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    I totally agree with Caroline opinion, the legislation in europe has always been different hence this material produced in the 70s and 80s should be legal worldwide and can’t understand all this fuzz about this particular girl when there are more serious and REAL child molester / pedophiles around!

    The feds should investigate on abusing of girls aged less than 16 and to child traffic all around the world, that is THE real problem!!

    In any case girls aftar 16 are perfectly able to decide whether they want to have sex or not and anything and if they are consenting feds should not persecute whoever has sex with them!

    And about this case i seen all the videos of tiny tove and she really doesnt look preteen at all!
    she must have been 18 in all the videos and remember that some girls at age of 18 DO LOOK LIKE YOUNGER even if they arent! so a judging a girl of that age is VERY difficult.

    The real question is ? how possibly the feds couldnt find THE person in question and ask her personally? is it that hard to investigate about the real name, birthdate, and to locate this person now? She would be able to answer all the questions i’d say. And if she has passed away the date of birth and of production of the material should answer this nonesense once and for all.

  6. John Ervin said,

    December 30, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Tiny Tove. If Anyone is listening or reading this blog. I to was charged with Child porn for pictures of Tiny Tove/Anna Marek.

    Color Climax has provided me with concrete proof that she was over 18, at the time that these pictures were taken.

    The next step is to get the Virginia Circuit Court judge to agree to the evidence presented. This will prove interesting. As he is refusing to issue an out of state subpoena for evidence, to force the info into the court file.

    • trewthe said,

      December 30, 2009 at 11:20 pm

      @John

      If CC has provided the “concrete proof” then why the need for the subpoena? You may be interested in the Kelly Hoose case in which they subpoenaed alsscans for their records.

  7. John Ervin said,

    December 30, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    Proof frmo CC, is a good copy of a passport, that was issued in Poland (in polish and Russian) in the mid 70’s.

    Since this is a copy, it must be authenticated, to be allowed as evidence in a court case. This is the problem, CC is in Florida, and I am in Virginia. I am hoping the judge will allow it as business records instead. I will know in a few weeks. Cross state subpoena for business records, are tricky, in cases like this.

    The prosecutor, released 80% of the charges, with just copies of ID’s.

    But the remaining 9 charges, the prosecutor is dragging their feet – hard.

    I have proof of age on 7 of the charges.

    Two are unknowns, but since both me and the prosecutor do not know who they are, and age cannot be determined (they are definately not children, but appear to be late teens or early 20’s in age), it is likely these will be dropped also.

    Time will tell

    • trewthe said,

      December 30, 2009 at 11:46 pm

      Strange how CC would not provide us with anything. Flies should volunteer to testify. How many were CC actresses-just Tove and Anna?

  8. John Ervin said,

    December 30, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    I have a copy of the passport, a letter from CC, a 18USC2257 release, several pages of stuff. The records holder is in Florida, and appears to be cooperative, in releasing age verification to an attorney, on proof of the court case. The actual records are on Denmark, but CC in Florida, has copies as business records for cases like mine.

    Only 1 photo/charge was of Tiny Tove/Anna Marek (apparently the same person), in my case.

    • trewthe said,

      December 31, 2009 at 5:34 pm

      Tove and Anna are different females. Tove is Danish, Anna is Polish, but they performed in different decades. Their catalog of appearances are well documented.

      We dealt with Denmark and Florida for their records, and followed their instructions. This is what we received.

      • olaf nielsen said,

        October 31, 2010 at 7:55 pm

        to John Ervin and trewthe,
        “Tiny” Tove Jensen was in fact a Swedish girl, she was born April 23rd 1958, so she was around 20 years old in 1978 where the first pictures of her was taken and aboute 21 years old in her first movies 1979.

  9. John Ervin said,

    December 31, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    I apologize, again my confusion. I identified the individual as Tove to my attorney, who contacted CC. CC confirmed the individual was actually Anna Marek, and produced the exact magazine that the image was published in.

    Anna appears to be a polish citizen. This passport was provided to the court, with a photo on the passport, that matched the charged image. Which should be enough to dismiss I believe, but I am not perfect.

  10. January 2, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    Anna Marek is a totally different generation, she was born in 74.
    The several follow-ups of CCCs stopped new video productions with Teens under 18 in 1987. ( Even if it was legal before 1st 2003 to produce porn with 15-17 year olds in Denmark ).

    Why ? Because North America was an interesting market. France and Switzerland also had higher age limits, Sweden raised it in 1991 too.
    Denmark is a small country, export – at least into other european countries – was always very important for danish porn labels.

    Between 1987-03 no big danish company produced porn with 15-17 year old girls. Only small labels ( exluding the big Video Art Holland label, producing material in Denmark ) had hardcore porn with real Teens.

    Also danish magazines – I dont know if they were in some way affiliated with CCC – had material with 15-17 year old girls. Even big crossword mags. They were published as late as X-Mas 02.

    From what Ive heard, one of the defenders of CCC ( or better the Tiny Tove website, which was hosted in London years ago ), checked this with the birth certificate of Tiny Tove. Because the Website was online weeks later, without changes, at least in the open area, this would support the fact, that Tiny was indeed 18. But a birth certifate or a passport isnt the 100% proof, unless you can trace back the time of production – and proof it.

    This is very difficult with online stuff, its easy to manipulate it. It was very easy on 8mm movies, because they had a production number in the movie, also the date when the movie was developed.

    Only the models could tell it.

  11. John Ervin said,

    January 2, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    As requested, I will keep everyone posted on how this case progresses. I am filing Motions to dismiss on monday, for all the images. The prosecutor has been provided proof of where they came from, and refuses to cooperate.

    Since, the court and the prosecutor, they now have proof of where they images came from, this is considered exculpatory evidence. They have no choice but to either verify the images based on info provided, or dismiss the charges. It is likely that they will continue this case for a long time. It has been on going since May of 2006. Official charges were in Nov 2008, it took the police this long to identify some sort of evidence.

    • trewthe said,

      January 2, 2010 at 6:51 pm

      Thanks. We’d appreciate that.

      Don’t expect the prosecutor or the judge to do the right thing. You may have to start a blog like this one to expose them and any third parties that are corrupting the judicial process and violating your rights. Especially if they are using expert testimony/Tanner Staging on identifiable commercial images to determine ages.

      Chances are the two “unknown” images could be identified by adult performer databases, or those who follow the adult industry, past and present.

  12. John Ervin said,

    January 2, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    The judge seems OK, the prosecutor is out in left field. Trust me, the two that I cannot identify, neither can anyone else. I have extensive experiance on the net identifying people, photos, and stuff like that.

  13. January 2, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    @ John: “Trust me, the two that I cannot identify, neither can anyone else.”

    Is it danish material ?
    I really hope for you, that these are neither Christa nor Kristina.

    Its very astonishing, that the same and the same material, again and again and again, is brought before court. I think the cases we heard from, are only the tip of the iceberg, regarding Tiny Tove and Anna Marek.

    I dont understand this, if it was proven that Anna Marek was 18 ( and it was ), why are they questioning it every year ? Her birthdate isnt changing every year, or ?

  14. John Ervin said,

    January 12, 2010 at 1:37 am

    point me to where I can find these images and I will compare them. I sure would like to locate the remaining 2 images.

    One is very similiar to Emily18, Christina Fey, or McKenzie Miles (before her breast implants).

    However this image was taken at least 10+ years ago, and none of these performers were around back that far.

  15. John Ervin said,

    March 18, 2010 at 2:44 am

    Well, the out of state subpoenas were sent to court for funds approval, a week ago, and the state caved in yesterday, and agreed to dismiss the 7 charges, instead of paying for the witnesses to come here. I should have this paperwork in my hands by friday.

    So that leaves 2 charges. Trial is set for April 23, 2010, unless I take their offer before then. I would really like to show teh court, that these 2 photos, or at least 1 of them is an adult.

    Anyone care to assist me, in identifying the remaining 2 ? I have edited the photos, so that NO sexually explicit material is shown – so they can be e-mailed – classified as plain nude photos, if anyone want’s to take a shot at this let me know via e-mail.

    and yes, I have checked CC material on Kristina and Crista, and neither picture is one of them.

  16. trewthe said,

    March 19, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    Thanks for the update.

    Be surprised if anyone takes you up on the email offer. Best bet is to upload or link the images to an adult forum with Model ID threads, or even Reddit, and ask for info.

    I get my share of hits from all over the world, but nothing like an adult forum.

  17. May 7, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    @ John: You wrote, that the trial was on the 23th April, anything new ?
    I hope you arent imprisoned…..

  18. John said,

    May 8, 2010 at 1:58 am

    I won, case dismissed. No evidence.
    Anyone need some help with their cases.. I am available for hire.

    My research skills on cyber crime, and these cases is unmatched.

    I am seeking an attorney for a 1983 or malicous prosecution claim, if anyone is interested. Must be licenced in Virginia. I am considering federal criminal charges against the prosecutor, and/or police, but have not done anything yet.

    My existing attorney’s were not interested in pursuing, and this is to large to do on my own

    • trewthe said,

      May 12, 2010 at 9:50 pm

      @John

      Congratulations. Who were the other CC/ commercial adult actresses that were identified?

  19. May 20, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Isnt it strange, that on the one hand, Tiny Toves age is questioned and re-questioned again and again, but on the other hand, that “her” website/blog is still online for years ( hosted in the UK and later in the USA ).

    So this looks like an endless “Sting” Operation…… 😉
    Material on the website isnt questioned – in general – but exactly this material on 8mm, Video or DVD is……

  20. marie lapin said,

    July 12, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    I don´t think Tini was 18 years old, she could be younger. But if we supose she was 18 years old or more, there´s still a crime. She and the industry sell porn movies with the image of a little girl making every kind of sexual things. That´s a pedophile thing for me. About her image of a younger girl you can make excited depravated´s imagination.

    • John Ervin said,

      July 13, 2013 at 1:14 pm

      People develop at VERY different rates. Some stay small, some are very large. Appearing to be young is NEVER a crime, but being accused of being a minor when you are an adult should be a crime.

      I have a local friend that has Hunters Syndrome. She has not aged at all since she was 12. She is now 19. She is teased every place she goes, and now going into adult hood she has has a very difficult time finding a job that will accept her.

      This is the case with many porn actresses. In some cases the Pornography industry is the only one that will accept them, and they can make a rather good living.

      Few know about my court case, however those that do, continue to harass me for being NOT guilty.

      The names and addresses of the other individuals involved have requested that their names NOT be released to the public. I am honoring that request.

      Many have sensitive positions in their communities, and one works for the government with a TOP secret clearance.

      I have gone back to college and are on the verge of graduating with one or two undergraduate degrees. I will be pursuing a career in Cyber security.

      • trewthe said,

        August 10, 2013 at 10:39 am

        John:

        Could you please explain the following:

        “The names and addresses of the other individuals involved have requested that their names NOT be released to the public. I am honoring that request.”

        Are your referring to the models in your case, others indicted/prosecuted with you?

      • John Ervin said,

        August 10, 2013 at 1:43 pm

        yes

  21. trewthe said,

    August 17, 2013 at 10:44 am

    Everyone understands the need to disappear when one is suspected, indicted or prosecuted for cp. As you noted, the stigma remains, even after a dropped case or a finding of innocence.

    But the models involved is another story, as well as the evidence used by the government, and their response to any evidence of actual innocence. If the government used alleged “experts” in age determinations, based on Tanner Staging, which was proved incredible in light of actual age documentation, that should be exposed.

    The government continues to proffer these medical “experts” to prove an element of the offense, minority age, beyond a reasonable doubt. Numerous cases have proven this to be junk science, in violation of Daubert, et al. Worse, the government will deny justice when confronted with actual proof, including the model.

    It’s a fine line. The models here were “determined” to be underage by a government agent, and supported by their medical expert. Yet the feds refuse to stand on their own testimony, and a jury verdict to prevent further abuse of what they claimed were “victims”.

    • John Ervin said,

      August 17, 2013 at 9:45 pm

      I was prosecuted ALONE. The research on the pictures, I did myself.

      My skills on this type of research (locating pictures on the net) are EXTREMELY good. I only wish I could do this kind of thing for money.
      Assist defense attorney’s in winning these type cases – or legal research. I am due to graduate college this semester with a 2 year AAS degree in computer networking.

      The school found out about the case, and as I suspected would happen I was booted off campus, but am allowed to graduate with my degree.

      I am available for hire, by any attorney in the country, as a research expert. I have also done many, many, cyber crime cases. I usually get about a 95% conviction rate. These have been prosecuted and resulted in close to life sentences to the criminal in all of the cases.

      PLEASE re-read ALL my notes, as they have MUCH good defense information. These cases CAN be won. But it is a VERY difficult VERY long expensive battle.

      As far as age based on looking at the picture, this is JUNK science, and can easily be dismissed by researching Turner’s syndrome. Contact a Doctor that has treated Turners, and if necessary bring one of these people to court.

      It is impossible for a normal person to guess a person with Turner’s Syndrome age. They stop aging at about 12-13 years old. But can live to 40+ years old. I know a few in this area that are like this. It is a difficult life for them, as they NEVER age AT ALL past 12 years old.

      Many Turners Syndrome ladies, in the Porn Industry. I know several by name. Their pictures have been used in multiple child porn cases. They detest this, but rarely are asked to testify.

      The age experts are full of crap. Their is NO way to tell age by looking at someone. I got in minor trouble in my last class on campus. The girl looked 20 or older, but was a special student that was admitted to campus at 16. She even showed me her ID. We became friends but nothing more. No one can accurately guess age by looking at a picture or at a person.

      In my case we did send the pictures to a well known doctor. Out of 29 images he got 1 correct. The one that was a minor was NOT pornographic so it was dismissed.

      • trewthe said,

        August 18, 2013 at 2:18 pm

        On paper, the burden of proof lies with the government. In reality, especially cp cases, the burden of proof is forced on the defense. They say the performer is underage, support it with medical professionals, proffered and accepted by the court as “experts” in age determinations, and the case is over. Unless you can identify the female/copyright holder, and get the court to issue a subpoena. Virtually impossible with vintage and foreign material.

        The government’s expert will not be be disallowed because they cannot prove the performer doesn’t have Turner’s Syndrome. The defense has to prove she does beyond “she could have.” Dueling experts go to the weight of the testimony, not admissibility.

        Which is why it’s so important to inform the public/legal communiy of any professional or pro/am performer who has this Syndrome, or has been accused of being underage. Such as Melissa Bertsch.

        Finding the images on the internet is one thing, getting documentation they are over the age of 18 is much more difficult.

      • John said,

        September 8, 2013 at 8:39 pm

        you seem to have missed the point. I DID get the documentation that they were over age and presented that to the court. 23 images, from about 9 different countries. One document translated from Polish/Russian to English and the Passport confirmed as REAL with the embassy in Washington DC.

        My case is over 10,000 pages long at the court house. Yes and 23 out of 29 images had WRITTEN verification, copies of ID’s and some even had testimony from the model herself – in 7 different images.

        For those that think this cannot be done, NEVER underestimate someone that has already done it.

      • trewthe said,

        September 12, 2013 at 1:35 pm

        You were fortunate they had documentation. My point on your recent comments has to do with publicizing the images and stage names of those models alleged in your case, as well as the producer/copyright holder. Not their actual names, addresses or any personal info. You’ve already identified one as Anna Marek.

        The state used something to determine an age for the images, and you proved them wrong. This bolsters the next cp case in which unidentified models are alleged to be underage, and undercuts any “expert” testimony.

        Federal law prevents any copies of the images, which makes it extremely difficult to do any research. It’s highly likely others have been or will be indicted for the same images in your case.

        You’re to be commended for what you accomplished.

    • Russ Hunt said,

      February 7, 2014 at 9:54 am

      I am an attorney and I need to visit with John about his age verification info for one of my cases. Please contact me ASAP.

      • John Ervin said,

        May 11, 2017 at 9:39 pm

        434-426-0168

  22. angelito said,

    February 28, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    i think the girl beside jensen looks too young and her hand is very small. its posible for an 18 yo too look young but this is in the 70s were is hard too look young at that age. if it legal only possibility its that she started porn in her first 18 birthday. i have beeen called young as 14 but only when i was 17 once i turned 18 i was grown man for many ppl.

  23. angelito said,

    February 28, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    also lucky guy hard to find these types of girls


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