TAMPA, Fla. — A Tampa federal jury that watched more than eight hours of graphic and violent pornography in court decided that the movies violated community standards for decency.
Jurors on June 5 convicted the producer, Paul Little of Altadena, Calif., and his company, MaxWorld Entertainment Inc., of 10 counts of selling obscene material on the Internet and 10 counts of shipping it to Tampa in the mail.
The 51-year-old Little — who calls himself Max Hardcore — produced and starred in the films. They included scenes of urinating, vomiting and violently dominating women.
Little’s attorneys argued that the films were covered by the First Amendment. They vowed to appeal.
The convictions each carry a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.