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Mayfield brothers accused of producing child pornography

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Two Mayfield brothers were arrested today on federal charges after state and federal investigators say they used a 7-year-old child to produce pornographic pictures and video. Officials said Richard Hastings, 21, took sexually explicit photographs of the child between July 27 and July 29, posting some on a website and emailing some an undercover police investigator in Queensland, Australia. Meanwhile, officials said, Hastings' 18-year-old brother, Robert, produced a sexually explicit video of the same child ...

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grant18
August 8, 2013
4:05 p.m.

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What incredibly poor journalism to print such an unsubstantiated story as this. Being on the internet doesn't mitigate the error, it makes it worse. And whatever happens later doesn't justify this posting either. Shame on whoever approved it.

RKrough
August 8, 2013
7 p.m.

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Where you have trailers, you have "police action"

grant18
August 9, 2013
12:13 p.m.

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Of course, my comments were posted before the story was updated. As posted at the time I commented, the story said only that a neighbor (who was specifically named, in contravention of every rule of journalism regarding the confidentiality of sources) had seen police cars in the neighborhood. To respond directly to @daily, at that time the story had only "where" & there was absolutely nothing explaining "who," "what," "when," or "how." And there was no attribution to anyone other than the neighbor who should NEVER have been named. If you had seen the Amsterdam Recorder's or the Gloversville Leader-Herald's carefully written online postings, you would have cried out loud to Gazette management (as I did) at the atrocious unprofessionalism. It was only later in the day that the current more complete story appeared.

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