Update:Unlawful eavesdropping, interference with custody charges added against local music exec Stevie Porter

tstevens@ledger-enquirer.comFebruary 27, 2013 

Update (Thursday, 6:58 a.m.):

Additional charges of unlawful eavesdropping and interference with custody were filed against Stevie Porter Wednesday after two more victims were named in reports released Wednesday morning. The reports did not specify which child the charges pertain to.

Original story

In an ongoing case, more sex-related criminal charges have been filed against local music executive Stevie Porter who was accused of possession of child pornography and child molestation of several young boys in early February, according to a Columbus Police Department report.

In a recently released report, police met with a 17-year-old victim on Feb. 11, five days after Porter's initial arrest. The boy had allegedly been photographed nude against his consent by Porter. An additional charge of felony sexual exploitation of children was added.

The photos in question were found on Porter's computer during the initial investigation. In an odd turn of events, police received the computer after a different 17-year-old found an explicit photo of himself on Porter's cell phone. The youths then beat Porter with a tool tire and stole $1,200 worth of equipment, including his computer monitor and keyboard. They then found sexually explicit photos of several young boys on the device, and turned it over Alfonza Whitaker, brother of Chief Assistant District Attorney Alonza Whitaker, told him Porter's computer files included multiple sexually explicit images of minors.

Another charge of child molestation was filed against porter on Feb. 13 after a mother of a 16-year-old told police her son had dealings with Porter several times over the past three years.

Porter was initially arrested early morning on Feb. 6. During a hearing on Feb. 7, Porter was accused of being involved with a missing child report from Dec. 7, in which a 14-year-old boy was allegedly seen getting into Porter's car. The teen told police that when officers came to Porter's house to look for the boy, Porter allegedly took him to a back room and told him to be quiet. He later showed the boy a pornographic movie and tried to convince the boy to sleep in the same bed with him.

The suspect has also been accused of giving victims alcohol or drugs, and was charged with possession of marijuana on Feb. 8.

Including the newly released charges, Porter has been charged with possession of marijuana, three counts of sexually exploiting a child, two counts of child molestation, possession of child pornography and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He is being held in Muscogee County Jail without bond.

According to his Columbus Musician Greenroom profile, Porter is the founder of Popular Beat Music Entertainment Worldwide, Fans Against Piracy Inc. and Music Roots Enterprises. He hosts entertainment events in Columbus and Atlanta.

Porter also acted as a spokesman for families publicly raising complaints about the actions of local law enforcement.

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