Hobby Lobby assistant manager arrested for child porn

By Jim Holt

Last update: Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

An assistant manager at the Hobby Lobby store in Saugus has been charged with possessing more than 600 images of child pornography.

Donald Anthony Little, 35, who works at the hobby store on Bouquet Canyon Road, was named in a two-count felony complaint filed by prosecutors with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office on May 12.

Little was arrested by DA prosecutors shortly after 10 a.m. on April 26.

He was charged at the Foltz Criminal Justice Center on May 16, Ricardo Santiago, spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, told The Signal.

According to the felony complaint filed against him, Little is accused of sending and/or bringing obscene matter into the state for sale and that he unlawfully distributed images depicting sexual conduct by a minor through the “peer-to-peer” website known as Gnutella.

Gnutella is an online file sharing protocol.  Like Napster, also a peer-to-peer protocol, Gnutella is used to share files.

Little is also charged with possessing more than 600 images of child or youth pornography, according to the felony complaint.

With regards to that specific, charge according to the complaint, Little “knowingly possessed or controlled images of child pornography on Laptop, the production of which involved the use of a person under 18 years of age, knowing that the matter depicted a person under 18 years of age personally engaging in or simulating sexual conduct.”

The felony complaint against Little further alleges that among the 600 images found in his possession, at least 10 of them were images of a prepubescent minor or a minor who was under 12 years of age.

According to arrest documents maintained by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Inmate Information Center, Little posted bail about 12 hours after his arrest.

Prosecutors made the arrest following a two-month investigation.

“Arraignment in case PA088777 was continued to June 22 in Dept. 30 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center,” Santiago said.

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Hobby Lobby assistant manager arrested for child porn

The local Hobby Lobby store. Courtesy photo.

An assistant manager at the Hobby Lobby store in Saugus has been charged with possessing more than 600 images of child pornography.

Donald Anthony Little, 35, who works at the hobby store on Bouquet Canyon Road, was named in a two-count felony complaint filed by prosecutors with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office on May 12.

Little was arrested by DA prosecutors shortly after 10 a.m. on April 26.

He was charged at the Foltz Criminal Justice Center on May 16, Ricardo Santiago, spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, told The Signal.

According to the felony complaint filed against him, Little is accused of sending and/or bringing obscene matter into the state for sale and that he unlawfully distributed images depicting sexual conduct by a minor through the “peer-to-peer” website known as Gnutella.

Gnutella is an online file sharing protocol.  Like Napster, also a peer-to-peer protocol, Gnutella is used to share files.

Little is also charged with possessing more than 600 images of child or youth pornography, according to the felony complaint.

With regards to that specific, charge according to the complaint, Little “knowingly possessed or controlled images of child pornography on Laptop, the production of which involved the use of a person under 18 years of age, knowing that the matter depicted a person under 18 years of age personally engaging in or simulating sexual conduct.”

The felony complaint against Little further alleges that among the 600 images found in his possession, at least 10 of them were images of a prepubescent minor or a minor who was under 12 years of age.

According to arrest documents maintained by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Inmate Information Center, Little posted bail about 12 hours after his arrest.

Prosecutors made the arrest following a two-month investigation.

“Arraignment in case PA088777 was continued to June 22 in Dept. 30 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center,” Santiago said.

jholt@signalscv.com

661-287-5527

on Twitter @jamesarthurholt

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  • Cordell Webb

    Hahahahaha Surprised? NOT!

    • Ron Bischof

      Why?

      • Gary Bierend

        Stone silence.

        • Ron Bischof

          Expected.