SALVADOR, Brazil, July 25, 2002 ( – Lawrence Stanley, 47, a key source in the case surrounding Judith Levine’s pornographic book “Harmful to Minors” has been apprehended at his home in Brazil, and is now in custody awaiting trial.  Levine says Stanley is “the most thorough research[er] of child pornography in the 1980s.” Her book, “Harmful to Minors: The Perils of Protecting Children from Sex,” argues that it is “harmful” to protect children from exploitation by perverts, quotes Stanley several times. Author Levine is also an apologist: “The fact is, most kids will say yes to sexuality at some point during their childhood or teenage years,” he said in comments on the book-jacket. “Our choice as adults is whether or not we will help make those experiences safe, consensual, and happy”—even if children are in their teens or younger.  Stanley is also known for defending the North American Man-Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) in a New York case, and publishes “Uncommon Desires,” a newsletter with nude photos of underage girls.  To read a press release from the Culture and Family Institute, an affiliate of Concerned Women for America, see:


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