OGDEN, Utah, July 20, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — A Weber County man has been arrested after he allegedly printed pornography at Walmart to “send to the homies who were locked up,” officials said.
A probable cause statement from the 2nd District Court of Ogden said John Hughes, 32, is facing a charge of distributing pornographic material, a third-degree felony.
On May 28, Ogden officials received a complaint of a man that was allegedly printing off pornographic images at Walmart photo center at 20th Street and Wall Avenue. Complainants and witnesses from Walmart Loss Prevention said the females in the images appeared underage.
Through surveillance and investigative follow up the arresting officer was able to identify the man as Hughes, who has distinctive tattoos, the statement said. Surveillance was also obtained from Walmart Loss Prevention of Hughes allegedly printing off the pictures.
On Sunday, Hughes was located and taken into custody. After being read his Miranda rights, he admitted to printing off the pornographic pictures to “send to the homies who were locked up,” the statement said. Hughes denied that the pictures were of underage females.
Hughes is currently on probation and was the passenger in a vehicle that fled from police Saturday night.
He was transported to Weber County Jail, where he is being held without bail.