Three facing charges in alleged porn ring

MADISON, Ohio (AP) - Police arrested three people they say ran a pornography ring involving teens, liquor and drugs.
U.S. Customs agents and Madison police described Robert Noda's ranch-style home as a child-pornography production studio located in this Lake County community 35 miles northeast of Cleveland.
At the home over the last several years, as many as 60 teens and preteens may have taken part in recorded sex acts with each other, with Noda and with his girlfriend, Lynette Toth, federal affidavits said.
The two have been held in the Lake County Jail. Kirtland police have arrested a man suspected as the distributor of the materials.
Tony Macisco, an agent with U.S. Customs, said Noda produced pornographic still pictures and movies and delivered them to a Kirtland man, Richard Daniels.
Madison police arrested Noda and Toth on April 17 for child
endangering. Kirtland police charged Daniels last Thursday with pandering obscenity involving a minor.
A confidential source reported that during sex parties, adults and minors would be given alcohol and drugs, customs agent Gabriel Hagan said in an affidavit.
A lawyer for Noda and Toth had no comment.
Daniels, who has been released on bond, appeared in Willoughby Municipal Court without an attorney. Daniels, whose phone is unlisted, could not be reached for comment Monday.
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