U.S. Feds Say Female On “Nineteen & Lovin It” Is Underage

NOTE: NSFW=ADULT CONTENT

This is the third female whose prosecuted footage the U.S. feds are allowing to be distributed.

Female accused by U.S. feds of being underage in video footage. Defendant recognizes footage as flashing material from a legitimate adult distributor, A&B Video, and requests redacted copies of footage to assist in identifying the alleged female. Feds initially agree to the discovery request but later renege. The jury convicts. Feds made aware of origin of footage, but fail to follow up. Footage now distributed by GM Video, and advertised for sale, rental, VOD on the Internet, and over the counter in thousands of video stores. Child porn or adult porn, what’s the Trewthe?

THE FOOTAGE

Before trial, defendant’s attorney renews a request for the footage:

…of the first four girls on that tape which does not contain sexually explicit conduct of the alleged underage girl.

The prosecutor responds, identifying the tape as government exhibit 17-B, requesting clarification while describing the footage of the first four females:

…(on the tape you identify, female 1 parades and poses and masturbates in a room having a refrigerator by a dresser; female 2, a blonde in boots, uses a dildo while outside what appears to be a house and on a park bench; female 3, a different blonde wearing an open black blouse, is shown outdoors by patio doors, a hammock and a plant; and female 4, a dark haired possibly-Oriental female, is shown by a parked blue car; both of the latter females are also involved in graphic sexual displays).

In a follow up letter, the prosecutor again requests clarification:

Thus, if the copying you seek is possible, I don’t want to have the wrong four females’ images copied.

Later, after presented with the Blue Vanities exhibits, the prosecutor reneges on the discovery agreement.

During opening remarks, the prosecutor describes the footage for the jury:

…Exhibit 17-B will show a well-developed high-school-aged girl, most of the time she’s naked or just about so, putting on and taking off various combinations of lingerie, a leotard-type top or sheer scarves, while she poses and examines herself in a mirror. At various times she rubs lotion on herself, she rubs her breasts, she puts her hands to her crotch. At times the camera shows an extreme closeup of the vagina or of her nipple on one of her breasts…

Later, the case agent testifies they “determined” this female to be under the age of 18.

In a post conviction petition, the defendant identifies “female 1” as the alleged minor, describes the attempt to secure the footage, and in a footnote explains why it was needed, and why it was refused:

…requested a portion of the first female…and all of the footage of the next four females, including the pregnant flasher, as obscenity was not alleged. As indicated, females 2, 4 and 5 are, or were, part of A&B Video’s Flashing series of tapes. Their record keeper was waiting for the footage to research his files for the identity of the female alleged.

A&B VIDEO

A&B Video, based in Florida, was one of many that jumped into the amateur adult market in the ’80’s. The company appears to have been a distributor that packaged amateur and pro-am content from third parties. A number of well known adult film stars can be found early in their career on A&B videos, including Ona Zee, Ginger Thomas, Samantha York, Britt Morgan and Chessie Moore. Their tapes claim 2257 compliance, with a copyright warning and the record keepers were identified as either H. Samuelson or Anthony Papileo. They also cooperated with law enforcement on undercover operations; U.S. v Moore 916 F.2d 1131 (6th Cir. 1990).

a&b flashing tapesa&b preview tape #800 One of their product lines were Flashing Videos, which, like their other lines, could be viewed on Preview tapes. One of their Flashing Preview tapes, AB #800, contains previews from Flashing tapes # 13-16, 18-21, 23-25, 28, 30 and 33.

a&b flashing 24a&b flashing 24 Female No.2 described above on government exhibit 17-B (blonde in boots) is on FL-24. Screencaps of this preview footage from AB #800 can be found here. (NSFW)

a&b flashing 25a&b flashing 25 Female No.4 described on government exhibit 17-B (dark haired female) is on FL-25. Screencaps of this preview footage from AB #800 can be found here. (NSFW)

a&b flashing 19a&b flashing 19 Female No.5 on government exhibit 17-B, described above in defendant’s footnote (pregnant flasher) is on FL-19. Screencaps of this preview footage from AB #800 can be found here. (NSFW)

The five flashing segments identified on government exhibit 17-B were the copyrighted property of A&B Video. They went out of business several years ago, but at least 4 of the 5 flashing segments on government exhibit 17-B are now distributed by GM Video; including the footage the U.S. feds say is child porn. NOTE: Just so it’s clear, only one of the females was alleged to be underage.  The three females in the above images were not alleged to be minors.

Cover of GM Video Vol.16Female No.3 described above by the feds as;  “a different blonde wearing an open black blouse, is shown outdoors by patio doors, a hammock and a plant”; can be found on GM Video Vol.16, pictured at left.

GM VIDEO

GM Video bills itself as the “pioneers of reality porn” and were profiled in a November, 2001 issue of LA Weekly:

GM Video is the province of George Martin, a 58-year-old entrepreneur, family man and former nuclear Research and Development man, who, in the middle of a career slump shooting wedding videos, stumbled onto the party scene at Arizona’s Lake Martinez and inadvertently pioneered the amateur porn market. He launched GM in 1981, a year before Homegrown Video, the acknowledged market leader. GM currently offers over 200 specialty titles.

In addition to their own productions, they also buy footage from third parties who have properly documented the models. Their tapes and website maintain a 2257 compliance/disclaimer and a copyright warning. They are known for their public nudity tapes, but do have a hardcore product line called Nasty Amateurs (NSFW). Within this line is a series of tapes titled Nasty Amateur 1st Timers. At some point GM Video acquired the A&B Flashing footage described above and released it as part of their Nasty Amateur 1st Timers series, first on video (vol. 16),then on DVD under the title “Nineteen & Lovin It.” (NOTE: Female on cover is not the one alleged)

gm video pagegrab-"Naughty Girls"gm video pagegrab-"Nineteen and Loving It"DVD Coverlionsden

 

 

 

 

 

This DVD contains 4 of the 5 A&B flashing segments described above on government exhibit 17-B, including the footage of “female 1” who the U.S. feds say is underage.

This DVD is advertised for sale or rental on numerous web sites, including Lions Den, (NSFW) a well established adult superstore which offers the U.S. Postal Service as a shipping option. With respect to the females on “Nineteen & Lovin It,” Lions Den states (NSFW) explicitly:

The individuals appearing in this feature are verified to be 18 years of age or older.

(Note: Lions Den no longer advertises the video, but the pagegrab above documents that they did at one time.)

In addition, “Nineteen & Lovin It” is also offered as streaming VOD (video on demand) on numerous sites, with payment through the usual processors and thumbnails of the females.

UPDATE: There’s no reason to believe Martin and GM Video were aware of the above referenced. But apparently as a pre-caution, Martin has pulled the tape(s) from the GM site, and VOD access. But the truth of the matter is evident through the Internet Archive.

It’s clear the footage of “female 1” was part of A&B Video and is now part of GM Video, and that the U.S. feds have gone to great lengths not to investigate the prosecuted commercial footage.

It’s also clear that they don’t believe their own testimony. The question is why. What are they hiding, who are they protecting, and how many are involved? What’s the trewthe?

1 Comment

  1. dk said,

    May 20, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    Background in the A&B footage indicates it was shot in and around the Malibu, CA area. In one of the segments, the cameraman is addressed as “Jack”. Hard to believe the adult industry in CA has no info on this footage, the female or “Jack”.

    It appears that when the feds go after commercial adult producers or distributors, the industry rallies in defense. But when the feds go after consumers possessing commercial images charged as child porn, the industry loses its spine, or a collusion agreement kicks in.

    Everyone knows the feds will sacrifice innocent lives to support an agenda, or cover up misconduct, and aren’t shy about using third parties to that end.

    Someone, somewhere knows that female.


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