April 25, 2009

Utah radio DJ facing child porn charges

Radio disc jockey Larry Hunsaker of West Jordan, Utah, has been arrested on charges of possessing child pornography, court documents say.

Hunsaker, who lost his job at KSOP radio when his general manager learned of the charges, is facing 10 second-degree felony counts of sex exploitation of a minor, the Salt Lake Tribune reported Friday.

Each of the counts carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison should Hunsaker be convicted.

Court documents allege Hunsaker, 71, was approached in 2007 at his home by a police officer regarding child pornography he allegedly had been viewing on his home computer.

Hunsaker, then 69, allegedly admitted to downloading 12 child pornography videos, but said he would stop watching the illegal materials.

The Tribune said a report given to Coy Acocks, a Utah Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force agent, alleges most of the videos obtained by Hunsaker featured adult men sexually victimizing children.