Advertisement

Trial set in child pornography case

November 08, 2000

Trial set in child pornography case



A trial date of Jan. 25 has been set for a Clear Spring man charged with trying to get two teenage girls to pose in the nude last summer at Greenbrier State Park.

Darryl Blaine Shanholtz, 50, of 11016 Garrison Hollow Road, was charged July 18 by Ranger Robert Haney with two counts of child pornography, according to Washington County Circuit Court records.

Shanholtz is free on $10,000 bond, according to records at the Washington County Detention Center.

In his charging documents, Haney alleged that Shanholtz approached two girls, ages 15 and 16, and told them he was a modeling photographer.

He tried to persuade them to accompany him to a restricted area of the state park east of Boonsboro where there would be no other people around, charging documents allege.

Advertisement

There he wanted the girls to pose nude and semi-nude while tied to a tree, according to charging documents.

Haney alleged in his charging documents that the girls were told they would be paid $500 if they posed as Shanholtz wanted.

The maximum penalty for a conviction on a charge of solicitation of a minor to pose nude/child pornography is 10 years in prison and/or a $25,000 fine.

- Marlo Barnhart

The Herald-Mail Articles
|
|
|