Rochester Couple Accused of Using Boy in Pornographic Work
Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - A Rochester couple has been arrested in a sex crime case involving a boy under the age of ten.
Interim Police Chief John Sherwin says the two were taken into custody Thursday following an investigation that began in May.
Arraigned Friday on multiple felony counts were 28-year-old Adam Reitz and 25-year-old Shahla Thompson.
Sherwin - who described the case as “a horrible sex crime” - says the boy was used in the production of pornography that was later disseminated. It’s also suspected they gave the boy methamphetamine. Sherwin described the two adults as “meth heads.”
Reitz is facing one count each of 1st and 2nd-degree criminal sexual conduct. He is accused of having sexual contact with the boy. Thompson is facing one count each of aiding and abetting 1st and 2nd-degree criminal sexual conduct. Both are facing charges of use of a child in a sex act and child endangerment and two pornography charges(possession and dissemination).
The charges date back to August of last year.
Conditional bail for Reitz was set at $250,000. Thompson’s bail was put at $125,000.
Both have been ordered to make their first court appearance on July 18th.
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