Color Climax Can’t Prove Tove Jensen Is Legal

A  defendant is charged and convicted for possessing child porn.  The footage includes “Teenage Tricks.”  Alleged minor includes vintage star Tove Jensen (see prior post).  The commercial copyright to the footage is owned by Color Climax Corporation (CC).  CC has a 2257 compliance page on their website, identifying Thom Flies as the Custodian of Records and informing the public that:

In compliance with United States Code, Title 18, Section 2257, all models, actors, actresses and other persons who appear in any visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct appearing or otherwise contained in or at colorclimax.com, were over the age of eighteen years at the time of the creation of such depictions.

In January, 2006, defendant’s attorney makes a formal request to Thom Flies requesting a number of admissions and records verifying Tove was over the age of 18 in the loop “Teenage Tricks”.

Flies responds that they have no records:

…we simply do not have any records of Tove Jensen dating back some 28 years.  Please know however  that Color Climax has always used a strict company policy of only hiring models of 18 years of age or older.

That’s not what the U.S. FBI says.  In a report dated August, 2005, an FBI analyst with the Forensic Audio, Video & Image Analysis department identified the origin of two images in a child porn case:

The Q1 image “11 yr old kiddy porn (1).jpg” is a cropped copy of an image found on page 22 of a magazine titled “Nymph Lover No. 4.”  Page 2 of “Nymph Lover No. 4” contains the text “Printed June 1978 by CCC-Print Copyright (c) 1978 Color Climax Corporation.”  Likewise…

We know that the U.S. FBI has been conducting records checks of the adult industry.  We  know from a recent posting that the U. S. government tends to focus on the consumer and ignore the source of alleged child porn images, even when the source is right down the street.  We know that third parties license Tove images and footage from CC.  We also know that a company making claims to the public about their products are required to back up those claims, under threat of fraud allegations:

“People subscribe to our Website because we run a trustworthy operation,” said Tom Flies, which seemed to echo some of Knipe’s thoughts. “The trust of our subscribers has been earned by showing them that we take our business seriously;

What we don’t know is how and why CC and others are being allowed to profit from material the DOJ claims is child porn, when CC claims they can’t prove Tove was over 18 in her productions.   What we don’t know is how many other CC models were part of that prosecution.  What is the Trewthe?

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