Saturday, November 9, 2013

FL - Nudist dad facing child porn charges says photos are 'family portraits'

Nudist colonyOriginal Article (Video Available)

11/06/2013

By Paula McMahon

A South Florida nudist, arrested on charges that he helped take pornographic photographs of his three young daughters and shared them with other men, is putting on an unusual defense.

_____, 53, who was living at a nudist colony in Palm Beach County, is arguing that there is nothing pornographic about the pictures and that they are regular family portraits of a naturist family.

Federal prosecutors say they believe several of the photographs are clearly inappropriate and the final judgment call should lie with a trial jury. A grand jury has already voted there was enough evidence to indict _____ on one count of producing child pornography and one count of receiving child pornography.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Bill Matthewman agreed with the U.S. Attorney's Office after reviewing the photographs during a hearing Wednesday in federal court in West Palm Beach.

"Several of these photos the court has reviewed are lascivious. … They are, in the court's opinion, sexually explicit," Matthewman said.

The judge ordered _____ detained without bond pending his trial — on the grounds that he is a serious flight risk and poses "a clear risk of danger to the community, and specifically to his daughters."

Federal agents from Homeland Security Investigations began scrutinizing _____ earlier this year when they found inappropriate photographs of his daughters on a computer that belonged to _____, 44, a neighbor of _____ in the private, gated Sunsport Gardens Family Naturist Resort in Loxahatchee Groves in western Palm Beach County. The girls were between ages 8 and 12 when the photographs were taken, prosecutors said.


3 comments :

nathan rabalais said...

There is a difference between child porn and sexual explicit pictures and family photos but today people are to dumb to know the difference now days

Mark said...

You know the old adage from the U.S. Supreme Court: "you will know it when you see it." And of course this nudey guy has now been caught between the great legal rock and hard place of just what is porn with kids and what is not based solely upon one judge viewing the photos. It's a pity these pictures could not/possibly be sent up the higher courts under an interlocutory question. If the higher courts agree as to the photos, Mr. Nudist is all done since the case in chief with the feds is the photos ONLY. I marvel at the government as to their hypocritical morality. But that is for yet another time.

nathan rabalais said...

It's sad when I was younger this was the norm but now days it's illegal I got an aunt who has pictures of me and my cousin in the tub together and today that is considered CP