Friday, February 13, 2009

Dutch City Fears Loss of Pornography Archive

AMSTERDAM (AP) --The municipal pornography archive in the Dutch city of Leeuwarden is missing and officials fear it may be gone for good.

Spokesman Erik Krikke of the city's historical center said the archive -- which contained photos, drawings and erotic texts with a connection to the city -- may have been taken home ''accidentally'' by an employee or visitor.

''We're hoping that someone will say 'Hey, I have that in my attic' and bring it back,'' he said Thursday. ''No questions asked.''

Krikke said the collection was small enough to have fit in a moving box.

Mayor Ferd Crone of Leeuwarden, 87 miles (140 kilometers) north of Amsterdam, told local media he had been unaware of the collection's existence and was surprised it was gone.

Asked whether he thought it was unusual for the town to have a pornography collection, Krikke said ''yes'' -- and that made the loss greater.

''Actually, we don't have one anymore,'' he said.


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Grandma G said...

Awww... that's so sad.