Precursor Games Developer Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

Precursor Games developer Kenneth McCulloch has been arrested for allegedly possessing child pornography and the company he worked for has issued a statement saying that it has let him go. According to a press release from the Niagara Regional Police Service, Police executed a search warrant at McCulloch's St. Catharines, Ontario residence yesterday, and seized a "significant" number of computers and peripherals. The police began investigating McCulloch in April. He has been charged with one count each of possession of child pornography, making child pornography available, and accessing child pornography.

Precursor Games CEO Paul Caporicci confirmed on the Precursor Games forums that McCulloch is no longer associated–in any way–with the studio.

"We are deeply upset by this," reads a line from a statement released by a Precursor Games representative to GameSpot. "Having just learned of these disturbing charges today and based on the serious nature of them, Kenneth McCulloch is no longer affiliated in any way with Precursor Games.”

McCulloch was a founding member of Precursor Games and is a former Silicon Knights developer. Precursor is currently working on Shadow of the Eternals, a spiritual successor to Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem.

Source: GameSpot


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    kurifu says:

    I've not yet heard of the small breasts bit yet, but I can say for fact that two boys in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia (Canada) were charged and found guilty for possession of child porn about 2 years ago based on drawn depictions of children in Hentai they possessed. The judge granted the leniency understanding that they posed absolutely no harm to anyone, unfortunately since then Harper has passed new legislation which forbids rational responses to context and tightened up our child pornography laws… regrettably to more unreasonable extents.

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    Neeneko says:

    Wait, Canada has those now too?

    The 'written and drawn' one was US, and the 'small breasts == kiddy porn' was australia… if Canada has picked them up too, that is kinda disturbig.

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    DorthLous says:

    Yes, one of the many shameful laws put in the book by the current government. Thought crime went through the roof recently, with a lot more laws based on intent or likely goals than actual facts.

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    Neeneko says:

    Luckily it is completely unheard of for prosecutors and police to publicly wrongly accuse someone of such a crime, nor do they ever dramatize the charges of cases associated with moral panics for their own political gain.

    Oh wait….

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    Speeder says:

    Also, good to point that in Canada (where he was arrested), fictional works, even if text-only that depict any form of minor age sex is illegal, and is also illegal porn with adult women that look like not-adult (for example by having small breasts).

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    DorthLous says:

    Wow. Just imagine if he's found innocent. Good thing we still have that presumption of innocence or else we could be ruining peoples' life preemptively. Oh, wait…

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