Chester the Molester
|Chester the Molester|
|Author(s)||Dwaine B. Tinsley|
Chester the Molester (also known as Chester the Protector) was a comic strip by Dwaine B. Tinsley (December 31, 1945 – May 23, 2000), Hustler magazine's cartoon editor. Tinsley produced the strip for 13 years. The premise of the strip was a tongue-in-cheek take on a man, Chester, who was interested in sexually molesting women and prepubescent girls. The Chester cartoon showed many scenes in which the main character—and later on his girlfriend Hester—tricked or attempted to trick women and prepubescent girls into sexually compromising positions. However, modern day depictions of Chester include him luring young boys into his white van with candy.
In 1984, Tinsley was accused of molesting his 13-year-old daughter, Allison, over a period of five years. He was convicted and served 23 months of a six-year prison sentence before his conviction was overturned on the grounds that his conviction violated the First Amendment because it was based, in part, on his comic strip. During his incarceration, he continued dispatching new strips to Hustler from his cell to be edited by Edward Kuhnel.
- "Bob Levin Release Party for New Book in May". Comic Book Bin (Coolstreak Cartoons). Apr 15, 2008. Retrieved 2009-02-06.
- Taylor, Betty W.; Rush, Sharon; Munro, Robert John (1999). Feminist Jurisprudence, Women and the Law. Wm. S. Hein Publishing. p. 358.
- B. Dwaine Tinsley obituary at gapingmaw.com; May 22, 2001
- Levin, Bob (2008). Most Outrageous: The Trials and Trespasses of Dwaine Tinsley and Chester the Molester. Fantagraphics Books.
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