Orem Photographer Faces New Sexual Assault Charges

Orem Photographer Faces New Sexual Assault Charges

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Sam Penrod reporting The new state charges against Joseph Durborow were recently filed now that the federal case against him is over. These charges could keep him in prison for the rest of his life.

Joseph Durborow pleaded guilty last week in federal court to distributing child pornography and child exploitation, after admitting he was involved in a worldwide child pornography ring.

Now state charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child have been filed against him.

Prosecutors say Durborow may have used his own foster children in the ring and traded sexually explicit photos of them over the Internet. Durborow also operated a photography studio outside of his home and published glamour photos of young children on his website.

But investigators discovered a hidden video camera in the dressing room that was used to record children changing their clothes.

Now he faces two first degree felony charges of aggravated sexual abuse of a child that appear to be related to his involvement in producing and distributing child pornography.

Joseph Durborow is scheduled to be in Fourth District Court tomorrow morning for an initial appearence on these new charges. He already faces at least ten years in prison on the federal charges.

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