Challenged Works

Heroes, Dreams, and Incest

By Robert Lally


1992—This unpublished manuscript, which explored the mind of a pedophile and was written by a retired psychologist, was shredded by Canada Customs officers after they intercepted it on its way back from a U.S. literary agent. RCMP officers, acting on advice from Canada Customs, raided Lally’s home in Alberta to confiscate a second copy of the manuscript.

Update—The attorney general’s office later determined that the manuscript did not violate the Criminal Code.

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