MomPOV Producer Pleads Guilty in GirlsDoPorn Case

MomPOV Producer Pleads Guilty in GirlsDoPorn Case

SAN DIEGO — MomPOV producer Doug Wiederhold, who was formerly the partner of GirlsDoPorn owner Michael Pratt as well as the first male talent for GDP, pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal conspiracy charge.

As XBIZ reported, Wiederhold was indicted in September on five counts of sex trafficking by force, fraud or coercion, and one count of conspiracy to commit the same alleged crime.

The indictment mentioned five separate victims and events between January 2011 and March 2012.

New Zealander Pratt emigrated to the U.S. in 2007 planning to launch his own POV porn paysite and found his first male talent, Wiederhold, on Craigslist.

From 2007 to 2009, according to the filing in the civil case brought by 22 former models against Pratt and other GirlsDoPorn associates in 2016-2017, Wiederhold and Pratt “traveled from city to city filming videos of amateur girls in hotel rooms across the United States.”

Pratt held on to the videos until, after amassing a two-year backlog of hotel hookups, he finally launched GirlsDoPorn in 2009. According to his plea agreement, Wiederhold performed in 71 GirlsDoPorn videos in the early years of the site.

Ruben André “Dre” Garcia — currently serving 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit sex trafficking by force, fraud and coercion — replaced Wiederhold as main GirlsDoPorn talent in 2011, and also served as a model recruiter for the site.

Pratt promoted Wiederhold — who sometimes went by “James” — to his spinoff brand MomPOV, which they owned 50/50 and operated from Las Vegas.

Wiederhold admitted as part of his plea agreement that he “falsely assured at least two women that their videos wouldn't be posted online after knowing other women's videos had already been uploaded to the Internet,” City News Service reported.

Wiederhold’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for July.

For XBIZ’s ongoing coverage of the GirlsDoPorn case, click here.

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