German Arrested for Manga Images of Child Sex in New Zealand

A crime in which no actual children are harmed


A German tourist has been jailed for ten months, after Customs officers found more than 35,000 child sexual abuse images on his laptop.

Markus Balzer, 42, was arrested when he arrived at Christchurch Airport from Germany on March 6 this year, carrying a laptop containing Japanese Manga cartoon images of child sexual abuse.

Balzer indicated to Customs officers that he was an author who receives the images from clients to turn into electronic books for retail sale.

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