Tampa Florida has been the site of a lot of adult industry news stories recently and in past years. Seymore Butts,Paul Reubens, Max Hardcore, The Deja Vu Stripper-mobile, the Adult Nightclub 6 Foot Law….. We just did a very successful Screaming O Event there, so apparently the people still like sexy entertainment in the area… Now the Dirty D story is much different:
Tampa, FL– Xbiz.com — Dirty D turned himself in just before midnight Tuesday night and is being held at Hillsborough County Jail, XBIZ has learned.
Dirty D’s bail has been set at $200,000.
Florida authorities are charging Dirty D with two counts of the promotion of a sexual performance of a child and two counts of the use of a child in a sexual performance. Each of the counts require a $50,000 bond for release.
Prosecutors, however, have declined to charge Dirty D with one count of illegal computer pornography, which refers to the streaming of underage content, that was originally listed on his arrest warrant.
Dirty D has tapped St. Petersburg, Fla., attorney A.J. Comparetto to represent him in the case. Comparetto was unavailable for comment on Wednesday.
Dirty D several weeks ago told XBIZ in an interview that the claims made by a woman who says she was underage at the time of a Tampa Bay porn shoot in August 2007 are false.
He made that statement after XBIZ contacted him in Barcelona, where he just finished attending the Barcelona Summit.
Dirty D said that the woman, who goes by the porn pseudonym Kelsey Cummings, among others, apparently used a fake ID for productions that involved a sea of men in a gloryhole shoot and a solo scene at a home.
Police already have charged two of Dirty D’s employees — Shawn Chastain and Ryan Jay Holtz — with two counts each of promoting a sexual performance by a child. Both have been released on $20,000 bail.
The woman, according to police reports, said Chastain, Holtz and Dirty D all were aware that she was under 18.
Dirty D denied the allegations by the woman, saying that her statements are “completely false and inflammatory.”
Dirty D operates GloryHoleGirlz.com, GhettoConfessions.com, RealOrgasmVideos.com, GangBangHood.com and AlmostFemale.com, and produces and distributes related DVDs. He also owns affiliate program HowIGotRich.com.
Police were tipped to the case when they received a mailed letter that included photos of the woman in the act of fellatio on the site GloryHolesGirlz.com.
Police served warrants and seized much of his Tampa Bay-based business operations and took cash, videos and 10 terabytes of data, Dirty D said.
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