Funds Seized in Dirty D Search Warrant to Be Returned
But Mark Cox, a spokesman for the state attorney's office, told XBIZ that the case against Dirty D and two others is "still going forward" and that a court date has been set for Sept. 22.
Cox wouldn't confirm or deny whether any plea deal has been presented to any of the defendants.
Florida authorities arrested and charged Dirty D with two counts of the promotion of a sexual performance of a child and two counts of the use of a child in a sexual performance after a woman claimed that she was underage at the time of a Tampa Bay porn shoot in August 2007.
Police also charged two of Dirty D's employees — Shawn Chastain and Ryan Jay Holtz — with two counts each of promoting a sexual performance by a child.
Dirty D, in previous interviews with XBIZ, said the allegations are false and that the woman, who goes by the porn pseudonym Kelsey Cummings, among others, apparently used a fake ID for productions that involved a sea of men in a gloryhole shoot and a solo scene at a home.
Dirty D, who has pled not guilty in the case and is free on $200,000 bond, was unavailable for comment by post time.
In addition to seizing cash at his Tampa Bay home, authorities confiscated videos and 10 terabytes of data.
Dirty D operates GloryHoleGirlz.com, GhettoConfessions.com, RealOrgasmVideos.com, GangBangHood.com and AlmostFemale.com, and produces and distributes related DVDs. He also owns affiliate program HowIGotRich.com.