Wednesday, June 15, 2011

NPTtv Summary: Kids Serve Founder Charged in Child Porn Case

The director of a San Francisco-based arts group faces jail time for allegedly possessing child pornography.

After The FBI traced suspicious online activity coming from the house of Anthony Josef Norris, who founded Kids Serve Youth Murals more than a decade ago, they decided to investigate further.  This lead them to discover 600 explicit images of children.  Norris faces a maximum jail sentence of 10 years. He was released from prison after posting a $200,000 bond.  He may be in for even bigger trouble, however, as investigators work to determine if any of the children involved with Kids Serve were harmed by Norris.

The fall out from these revelations have hit Kids Serve very hard.  The city of San Francisco, which had already given $53,000 to the organization this year, has suspended all further funding for Kids Serve.  The organization’s website has also been shut down.

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