Broadway producer arrested on child porn charges

 

 

NEW YORK (AP) - A Broadway producer whose first big-budget show was derailed by a con man's false financial promises has been arrested on child porn charges.

The producer, Ben Sprecher, was arrested early Tuesday.

He was charged in Manhattan federal court with possession of child pornography and distribution of child pornography.

It was not immediately clear who would represent him at a court appearance.

A criminal complaint prepared by a New York City police detective said Sprecher admitted that he possessed child porn files.

The complaint said over 100 electronic files seized from Sprecher's residence included a nearly 46-minute video of a pre-teen girl engaging in sex acts with an adult male.

Sprecher has been a theater owner and manager and produced revivals including "American Buffalo" and "A Moon for the Misbegotten."

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8/13/2019 1:59:03 PM (GMT -4:00)

 
 
 
 
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