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Comic-Book Store Owner on Trial for Nude Images

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Comic-Book Store Owner on Trial for Nude Images

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Comic-Book Store Owner on Trial for Nude Images

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Gordon Lee, owner of Legends Comic Book Store in Rome, Ga., goes on trial this week over whether he willfully gave a comic that depicted nudity to a child. His store took part in a downtown trick-or-treat celebration three years ago. Instead of candy, Lee handed out free comics. One of them had two drawings showing painter Pablo Picasso moving about his studio in the nude, his genitals clearly exposed. Lee was arrested a week later. The case worries the comic book industry, which fears limits on artistic expression.

Susanna Capelouto reports from Georgia Public Broadcasting.

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