FBI Arrests Three Men on Child Pornography Charges
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) _ Federal investigators Friday arrested three men - including a former television news announcer - after an investigation of a child pornography ring believed to have sold hundreds of videotapes.
U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Howard said the videotapes the men allegedly distributed featured some people, now adults, who were abducted and filmed as children in other parts of the country.
Court records referred to the recent filming of several 13-year-old girls from Lowell, Mass.
Howard said some of the subjects in the films appear to be as young as 6 years old.
Brian Schultz, 44, of Barrington, Wayne Bailey, 59, of Wells Beach, Maine, and Fairhaven, Mass., were arrested in New Hampshire. Mark Colen, 44, of Brooklyn, Conn., was arrested in Connecticut.
Bailey is a camera technician at WLNE-TV in New Bedford, Mass., where he had been a news announcer in the 1970s. The station had no official comment on his arrest. Schultz and Colen are New England video distributors.
The three were charged with videotaping and engaging in pornographic acts, working in an interstate network to produce and distribute child pornography, and duplicating and selling child pornography and adult obscenity, Howard said.
Schultz and Bailey were released Friday on $50,000 bonds. Colen late Friday was trying to secure his home to pay his $50,000 bond.
Each man faces up to 20 years in prison and a $115,000 fine.
They sold some tapes, which cost as much as $500 each, to undercover agents, Howard said. Agents also collected tapes during searches Friday in Wells Beach, Maine, Manchester and Newington.
The videotapes depict child pornography, child and adult bestiality and adult pornography, according to sworn statements filed with the case.