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Photographer arrested for production of child pornography

By ThisIsReno

Marc_Anthony_SmithOn July 19, 2014 the Reno Police Department received a report of a 16 year old female who believed that she had involved in the production of Child Pornography. She relayed that she contacted a local photographer via the Internet and was interested in modeling.

Arrangements were made for her to be photographed and on the evening of July 17, 2014 she went with him to an apartment located on Summit Ridge where erotic type photos were taken. The following day, she again met with the photographer who provided her with alcohol and marijuana and went to an additional unknown Reno residence where she was again photographed in various states of undress and was told to perform sexual acts, while photos were being taken.

Upon continuation of this investigation, Detectives located images in the Defendant’s possession that corroborate the victim’s original account.

After review and analysis of the images, Detectives arrested the defendant on October 1, 2014 where he was booked into the Washoe County Jail for the following charges without bail:

-NRS 200.710.1 Production of Child Pornography (1 count)

-NRS 200.720 Promotion of Sexual Performance of a Child (1 count)

The defendant is identified as: Marc Anthony Smith 03/11/1966 of Bakersfield California.

SOURCE: RPD.

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