Blu Kennedy & Boyfriend Plead Not Guilty To Child Porn Charges

Former gay porn performer Benjamin Martin (a.k.a. Blu Kennedy) has pleaded not guilty to felony charges of child pornography possession. Martin's boyfriend Billy Lockhart has also pleaded not guilty.

From The Bay Area Reporter:

Billy Lockhart, 36, a UCSF psychiatrist, and Benjamin Martin, 33, entered their pleas May 15 and May 17, respectively, about a week after they were arrested at their home in the 100 block of Buena Vista Terrace, court records say. The men, who are out of custody, are in a relationship, according to their disabled Facebook profiles.

The men didn't respond to Facebook messages, and their attorneys couldn't be reached for comment. A UCSF statement said that the university "has placed Dr. Lockhart on investigatory leave from the Department of Psychiatry's residency training program, suspending all clinical activity and access to all UCSF information systems."

In addition to the possession charge, Lockhart also pleaded not guilty to a count of distributing child pornography. Both men had faced allegations that they'd possessed more than 600 images of child pornography, but those accusations were dismissed, court records say.

A judge denied Assistant District Attorney Lili Nguyen's motion to increase Lockhart's bail, but he was ordered to stay off the internet and "not to interact with children, and to stay away from [the] UCSF campus," records say.

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Both men had faced allegations that they'd possessed more than 600 images of child pornography, but those accusations were dismissed, court records say.

The article states: 

May 9, police served a search warrant at the couple's home and found "numerous media devices belonging to Lockhart, which all contained hundreds of child pornography videos and images," police said in a news release. They also gathered evidence that he was viewing child pornography.

Additionally, investigators found "hundreds of child pornography files on media devices belonging to Martin," police said.

 

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Yeah really depends. if they are just a bit under 18 they shoudnt face any jail time or consequences really...however if they were actually children thats a whole different story. But if they arent actually children let the dudes go

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I'm not crazy about the buzzword child pornography. Was it 16 year old boys jerking off or 10 year olds in sado-masochistic orgies? there's quite a difference.

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It is the government's burden to prove the allegations.  Was the evidence obtained legally?  Is it admissible?  That is for the trier of fact to decide.  There are too many variables to make any predictions.  We must wait until all of the evidence - and the case - unfolds.

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