Torture Portal Owner Indicted on 8 Obscenity Counts

NEWARK, N.J. — Pornographer Barry Goldman, who operates Torture Portal, Masters of Pain and Bacchus Studios, has been charged by a federal grand jury in Newark, N.J. with distributing obscene DVDs through the mail.

Goldman was charged with eight counts of sending DVDs containing allegedly obscene films from Jersey City to addresses in Montana and Virginia.

The indictments for 18 U.S.C. § 1461 and § 1467 include the films “Torture of a Porn Store Girl,” “Defiant Crista Submits” and “Pregnant and Willing.” The videos all were mailed in 2006 and 2007.

The Justice Department is seeking forfeitures of all copies of the movies, as well as proceeds from the sale of the movies.

Regulators also are seeking the forfeitures of domain names MastersOfPain.com and TorturePortal.com, as well as an email address, SirBNY@aol.com.

Bonnie Hannon, the Justice Department’s lead attorney in the case, would not discuss with XBIZ on why the indictment was made at the mailings’ point of origin in Hudson County, stating it is not the agency’s policy to discuss pending cases.

Hannon works for the agency’s Criminal Division’s Obscenity Prosecution Task Force. Investigation of the case was conducted by the FBI’s Adult Obscenity Squad based at the Washington field office.

The obscenity case, originally filed in Montana, was changed to New Jersey, according to an XBIZ source. But in the midst of an appeal, the government dismissed the case, claiming it is not their policy to file obscenity charges in the place of receipt in the absence of other contacts by the defendant with the place of prosecution.

If convicted, Goldman faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a fine of $250,000 on each of the eight counts charged in the indictment.

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