Thursday, September 25, 2003

Father in sex video case makes bail

By Jim Hannah
The Cincinnati Enquirer

INDEPENDENCE - A 40-year-old father is out on bond after police arrested him, accusing him of allowing drunken house parties and videotaping teenagers engaging in sexual acts.

James Bryan Norris of Independence was arraigned Tuesday in Kenton District Court on three counts of using a minor under the age of 16 in a sexual performance, one count of first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor under the age of 16, and eight counts of third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

He was released after posting $20,000 bond. Norris, a painter by trade, couldn't be reached for comment.

Kenton County police say two boys, both younger than 16, were also arrested in connection with the case. Each boy is charged with one count of first-degree rape involving a 14-year-old girl in Norris' home.

Charges are being considered against at least six other teens, police said.

The parties took place at a home Norris rents on a secluded section of Bullock Pen Road near Dow Run Lake in Kenton County. Norris shared the home with at least one teenage son, according to authorities.

A preliminary hearing on the case is scheduled for Oct. 1 in Kenton District Court.


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