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Sarah Dallof Reporting Lawyers for a freelance sports producer allegedly caught with child porn at the Salt Lake Airport said today he didn't do it. Kevin McMahan was scheduled to be arraigned at the Federal Courthouse in Salt Lake City at 2:00 this afternoon.
The lawyers came and the arraignment started, but McMahan wasn't here. It turns out McMahan, who lives in California, decided the trip to Utah for the arraignment would cost too much, so he got permission from the court to just have his lawyer represent him. His lawyer entered not guilty pleas to charges of possessing child porn and transporting it.
McMahan's bag was searched by airport security last week when they spotted a lighter inside his bag. Searchers found pornographic DVDs, a laptop with pornographic videos, photos and a pipe. McMahan told investigators he used to smoke meth. Marijuana and meth were also found in his bag.
McMahan was in Utah producing the NBA playoffs for ESPN and ABC. A court date has been set for August 13. Until then, McMahan will wear some sort of tracking device.