State roundup for June 28
Man sentenced for child porn
HONOLULU (AP) — A 74-year-old Kailua man has been sentenced to four years and four months in prison for possessing child pornography videos and images on his computer.
U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson also fined Michael Look $15,000 and ordered him to register as a sex offender.
The computer science engineer in April 2013 pleaded guilty to one count of possession. His computer contained more than 1,000 videos and 600 images.
Watson told Look that possession is not a victimless crime and that demand creates supply.
Watson said he considered Look’s lack of criminal history and volunteer work before he imposed the sentence.
TV exec sues over sex case
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former network TV executive filed a malicious-prosecution lawsuit against a former aspiring actor who recently withdrew a lawsuit that accused the executive of sexually abusing him in the late 1990s.
Garth Ancier, who was a high-ranking executive at the NBC, Fox and WB networks, filed his lawsuit in a federal court in Honolulu two days after Michael Egan III voluntarily dismissed his case. The lawsuit also names two of Egan’s attorneys, Jeff Herman, of Florida, and Mark Gallagher, of Hawaii.
Ancier’s lawsuit states his reputation was damaged by Egan’s claims that he was sexually molested by the executive and other entertainment industry figures, including “X-Men” director Bryan Singer, on a trip to Hawaii in 1999 when he was 17 years old. Ancier and Singer have denied being in Hawaii at the time Egan says he was abused.
Egan’s attorneys did not respond to requests by Ancier’s attorneys to produce evidence that supported the sex abuse lawsuit, the new case states. Ancier was in Los Angeles and New York developing lineups of shows for NBC at the time Egan claims he was abused. His lawyer, Louise Ann Fernandez, has said Ancier never visited the estate in Hawaii where Egan claimed he was abused.
“This fabrication of facts in Hawaii that never took place, to create jurisdiction in a forum where there was none and to drum up more business for Mr. Egan’s counsel, requires that defendants be held to account for malicious prosecution and abuse of process,” the lawsuit states.
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