Rule 7a from a community I manage
LOLIKON, SHOTA, or other drawn depicions of underage characters engaged in sexual context, are forbidden. According to the laws in some countries, drawn, or simulated (photoshopped) images involving 'minors' (or characters appearing to be underage) in sexual context are illegal, and DO constitute child pornography.
In the USA, see PROTECT Act of 2003, which includes the following bits:
- Prohibits computer-generated child pornography.
- Prohibits drawings, sculptures, and pictures of such drawings and sculptures depicting minors in (Miller test) obscene OR engaged in sex acts.
- Minimum sentence of 5 years for possession, 10 years for distribution.
Also, look up the Dwight Whorley case.
In Canada: Section 163.1 of the Canadian Criminal Code outlaws pornographic images which depict the subject as being under the age of 18. Also see the case that arose in March 2005 in Edmonton, Alberta, where a man was arrested for importing japanese manga depicting lolikon under counts of child pornography.
In the UK: see the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act, which in 1994 introduced the legal definition of an "indecent pseudo-photograph of a child", under which Lolikon can technically be placed.