3 indicted in unrelated child pornography cases

June 18, 2000|By Andrea F. Siegel | Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF

Three people have been indicted by an Anne Arundel County grand jury on unrelated child pornography charges.

The grand jury indicted last week Shannon M. Jones, 20, of the 7900 block of Telegraph Road in Severn in an alleged incident with a 16-year-old. She is accused of getting the girl drunk at her home, removing her clothes and having sexual contact with her.

A spokeswoman for the prosecutor's office said that a male friend of Jones' took photographs of the two females in the shower and that the two adults had allegedly downloaded pornographic photographs of children from the Internet. Though the allegations stem from incidents the teen-ager said occurred between January and March 1999, they did not surface for months. In December, a friend of the teen-ager's told her that the photographs appeared on the Internet, said spokeswoman Kristin Riggin.

Jones' friend has not been indicted. Jones is charged with a fourth-degree sex offense, child pornography and conspiracy.

In a separate incident, Michael N. Villa, 39, of the 800 block of Glenview Ave. in Brooklyn was indicted on charges of child pornography, second-degree assault and fourth-degree sex offense.

He is accused of touching the genitals of a 2-year-old and videotaping it last May, Riggin said.

In the third case, a 22-count indictment alleging child abuse and pornography was lodged against a 59-year-old Severn man, Riggin said. He was accused in connection with incidents that took place last year at his home with a child to whom he is related.

The Sun is not printing his name to shield the child's identity.

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