Broadway Producer Ben Sprecher Arrested Over Child Pornography
Broadway producer Ben Sprecher was arrested on Tuesday, 13th August over child pornography charges. The 65-year-old Manhattan producer was charged with possession and distribution of child pornography.
He was released later Tuesday after he deposited $100,000 on bail and was ordered to avoid unsupervised contact with children.
According to the head of the New York office of Homeland Security Investigation Peter C. Fitzhugh, Sprecher made over 100 files involving children available for downloading.
He was arrested after a female in his neighbor complained about his behaviors. The woman said,
For nine years he was not even able to say 'hello,' and suddenly he was quite friendly. ... He needed to have his internet.
As per the reports, the files included a 46-minute long video of a girl, that was reportedly 12 years old, engaging in sex acts with an adult male.
The producer lives in Manhattan with his wife and two adult children. He is best known for being the lead producer of American Buffalo.