Handley will be imprisoned for a term of 6 months and, if he meets his release conditions at that time, be released with three years of probation for his Possession of Obscene Visual Representations of the Sexual Abuse of Children charge. Handley was also given five years of probation for Mailing Obscene Matter, to be served concurrently with the probation on the other charge.
From what I can tell here, Handley has been given relatively standard probation terms: no firearms, will cooperate in DNA collection, will go through a treatment program as directed by a probation officer, and may be given polygraph exams in an attempt to ensure his good behavior.
Handley is NOT being required to register as a sex offender, one of several possible harsh conditions that Handley's defense suggested might be attempted in their sentencing recommendations from the day prior.
On the more editorial side: you all probably know that I'm thoroughly biased in favor of the defense; in my opinion Handley should not be serving any time at all. But I understand not wanting to be the test case on an attempt to get a law thrown out, and for Handley's personal sake I'm glad that it looks like he'll have a chance to live a normal life after all this.
But what do YOU guys think? I know some of you talked about how lolicon should or should not be banned-- I'd like to hear from you. (Also, help us-- and manga fans --out by spreading the word and digging this! You know I don't ask often.)