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Man Charged in Sale of Obscene Videos

A Costa Mesa man was charged Thursday with distributing obscene videos, reportedly depicting bestiality, from his Costa Mesa apartment and a nearby mailbox service, officials said.

Jim Hahn, an attorney with the Los Angeles city attorney’s office, said the charges stem from a Los Angeles Police Department vice investigation that began last summer after a detective saw one of Eugene Akihiko Leary’s advertisements in a pornographic magazine.

The detective responded to a Costa Mesa post office box listed in the ad and received a $10 catalog selling videos depicting bestiality and scatology. The videos violate the state obscenity law, said Deputy Dist. Atty. Deborah Sanchez.

Detectives searched Leary’s apartment and seized videos.

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Leary, 30, was charged with three counts of distributing obscene matter and two counts of advertising obscene matter. He is scheduled to be arraigned July 1 in Los Angeles Municipal Court.


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