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On Feb. 4, 2015, a federal grand jury charged Seth Christian Ganahl with two counts of attempted enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity, one count of enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity, one count of transportation of a minor with the intent to engage in sexual activity, one count of attempted production of child pornography, and two counts of production of child pornography.
Seth Christian Ganahl who operated under the name Christian Cannon and called his business Little Rock Models, used the internet to lure minors into posing for him in pictures and videos using Skype. One juvenile he paid $900 for her services. He admitted to doing a photo shoot at his home and making the minor wear a dog collar and a chain.
This case began with a call to the Arkansas State Police Child Abuse Hotline by the Maumelle Police Department. The investigation was conducted by the Little Rock Office of Homeland Security Investigations, the Arkansas State Police Crimes Against Children Division, and the Maumelle Police Department.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kristin Bryant.
The sentencing was announced today by Christopher R. Thyer, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas; Special Agent in Charge Raymond R. Parmer Jr., of the New Orleans Field Office for Homeland Security Investigations; and William J. Bryant, Director of the Arkansas State Police.
There is no parole from federal sentences.
To read the full statement from the U.S. Attorney’s office — including a summary of accusations against Ganahl and comments by Thyer, Parmer and William Bryant — click HERE.