Fury over ‘paedophile advice’ on US Arizona radio station

Image copyright Cave 97.7 FM Image caption The Cave 97.8 FM website urges listeners to submit public service announcements as long as they benefit a non-profit organisation An online petition has been launched by residents of the town of Benson in the US state of Arizona against a radio station which broadcast advice late at night on how to hide child pornography.

Statements aired by the station over a two-year period gave tips on how to disguise viewing such images.

The petition accuses the station of broadcasting “a sickening message”.

Cave 97.7 FM owner Paul Lotsof has publicly stated he disagrees with Arizona’s laws on child pornography.

He told News 4 Tucson that he had performed a public service by broadcasting the advice, which recently has been taken off air.

The messages urged people “always to use their external drive and hide it where nobody can find it” after watching child pornography online.

“Never keep paper pictures, tapes or films of naked juveniles where anybody else can find them,” the advice states.

Mr Lotsof argues that possession of child pornography should not be a crime.

“The difference is

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