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Charges dropped in porn production

TAMPA — Prosecutors have dropped charges against three men accused of filming a minor in two pornographic videos.

Authorities arrested Stephen Shawn Chastain, Ryan Jay Holtz, and Michael Allen Storm last year on charges of promoting a sexual performance by a child. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said the men knowingly filmed a 17-year-old woman at two Tampa locations.

Prosecutors dropped the charges in November because the victim was not interested in cooperating, Hillsborough State Attorney's Office spokesman Mark Cox said.

The woman, now 20, was an emancipated minor at the time of the alleged offense. When prosecutors dropped the charges, she was still working in the porn industry, he said.

Charges dropped in porn production 02/11/11 [Last modified: Friday, February 11, 2011 9:45pm]
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