The Halifax Herald
Wednesday, January 8 1997

Seized pornography sadistic smorgasbord

by Eva Hoare and Barry Dorey

A nude teenage boy, gagged and bound to a log, appears in one photo.

His buttocks are parted with leather straps, he's wearing a silver-studded dog collar and his face is contorted.

In the next, he's tied awkwardly to a chair with whips and chains. Page after page in the photo album, the slight boy - about 14 - is pictured in one pose after another.

In another, a naked boy stands with an erect penis with a large nail inserted in it.

This image appears to have been downloaded from the Internet.

"And that's mild", sources say of the perverse archive police seized from Stuart Friedman's Halifax apartment.

There are others of boys engaged in various sexual acts, oral and anal sex, and sadomasochistic activities.

Others are more bland. Young boys, some only eight or nine years old, stand around nude.

Interspersed in the photos are men, who appear to be team coaches.

On a computer screen, a young boy peers out from the grey and pulls down his underwear to expose his penis.

In all, more than 300 photos, 50 videos, dozens of magazines featuring nude teenage boys, dozens of computer disks, and a computer system were seized Monday by Canada Customs and regional police officers.

Video titles such as Bound Boys in Slave Hollow, Bound and Gagged, Zeus Boy/Punishment Contest, Secret Boys Club, Slaves For Hire, and Caught In The Act are part of the library.

Dozens of copies of First Hand, Guys, and XY - magazines with partially nude teenage boys on the covers - were also seized.

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