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Hawaii island man indicted on charges of producing child pornography

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 07:18 p.m. HST, Oct 24, 2012



A federal grand jury indicted a Hawaii island man today charging him with six counts of producing child pornography by using and enticing two minor children.

FBI agents said Puna resident John Ridgely Tucker, 56, took photos of the two children engaging in sexually explicit conduct. The photos appeared to show a telephone book for Hawaii island issued by the Hawaiian Telcom. As a result, the FBI asked for the public’s help identifying and locating the man.

The FBI received calls from the public and arrested Tucker , who operates Hale Makamae Bed and Breakfast with his wife and is also employed as salesman for a construction company, was arrested  Oct. 10. He  is being held without bail.,  Tucker, who operates Hale Makamae Bed and Breakfast with his wife and is also employed as salesman for a construction company, is being held without bail.

Each of the six charges against Tucker carry a minimum penalty of 15 years in prison. 






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