A Broadway producer whose first big-budget present was derailed by a con man’s false monetary guarantees was arrested Tuesday on child porn charges.
Producer Ben Sprecher, 65, of Manhattan, was charged with possession and distribution of child pornography and launched on $100,000 bail with a warning to keep away from unsupervised contact with kids. His lawyer declined remark.
Sprecher made greater than 100 recordsdata involving kids out there for downloading, in line with Peter C. Fitzhugh, head of the New York workplace of Homeland Security Investigations.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Samuel Rothschild instructed a Justice of the Peace decide that Sprecher engaged within the on-line exercise over a lengthy time period.
“This is not a one-off,” he stated.
A felony grievance ready by a New York City police detective stated Sprecher admitted he possessed child porn recordsdata after waiving his Miranda rights throughout a search at his dwelling Tuesday. The grievance stated he possessed recordsdata since final October.
The grievance stated the digital recordsdata seized from Sprecher’s residence included a virtually 46-minute video of a pre-teen woman participating in intercourse acts with an grownup male.