NEW: Grand jury indicts two Stuart men with producing child porn


Two men in Stuart were indicted by a federal grand jury on Friday on charges of producing child pornography, according to the Martin County Sheriff’s Office.

Joshua Rogers, 34, faces five counts of production of child pornography and five counts of distributing child pornography. Richard Lockley, 34, faces one count of producing child pornography.

RELATED: Port St. Lucie man sentenced to life for child porn charges

St. Lucie County Sheriff deputies arrested Rogers on Sept. 27 after he was seen at a Dunkin Donuts with a 16-year-old juvenile who was reported missing on Sept. 3. Rogers allegedly met the victim online and made an offer to the minor to live with him.

Data from Rogers’ phone revealed that he recorded “sexually explicit activity” with the minor on several occasions, deputies said. Investigators later discovered that Rogers sent several of the images and videos to other people via text messages, and through social media.

Detectives said Lockley helped Rogers make an explicit video of the minor victim, and Martin County Sheriff deputies arrested him on Nov. 15. Investigators said they found videos on Lockley’s phone of Rogers and Lockley engaging in sexual activity with the victim, and the encounters were filmed inside Rogers’ Martin County home.



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