Friday, October 23, 2009

Steven Hughes - Pedophile Santa Claus busted for Child Pornography

A man who is a Santa Claus impersonator for hire faces child pornography charges in Delaware.

The New Castle County Police Department and the Delaware Child Predator Task Force say Steven Hughes, 52, of Newark, Del, is charged with 10 counts of using a computer to unlawfully depict children in a prohibited sexual act.
Police said Hughes is a former foster parent who has had more than 100 children placed in his home from 1983-1997

He runs Studio H Photography, an agency that specializes in the photography of young children. He is also a former Santa Claus who advertises as a person who will do home visits.
On October 21, detectives executed the search warrant at Hughes’ home and recovered evidence of hundreds of illegal images of children in various photographs.

Hughes was arrested at his second home. He was later transported to the New Castle County Police Department where he was interviewed and later charged with the aforementioned offenses.

Hughes has been arraigned and committed after failing to post $300,000 cash bail.

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