WASHINGTON – A Hollywood director and producer, along with an entertainment company, have been indicted on obscenity charges, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney James R. Klindt for the Middle District of Florida announced today.
The 10-count indictment returned May 17, 2007, in Tampa and unsealed yesterday charges Paul F. Little, a/k/a Max Hardcore, 50, of Altadena, Calif., and MaxWorld Entertainment Inc., with five counts of transporting obscene matter by use of an interactive computer service and five counts of mailing obscene matter. Little is a nationally-known director, producer and star of films featuring acts such as anal penetration, urination, insertion of an entire hand into a vagina or anus, vomiting, and severe violence towards the female performers participating in the acts. The indictment alleges that Little, through MaxWorld Entertainment, Inc., distributed films that met the U.S. Supreme Court’s standards for obscenity through the U.S. mail to an address located in the Middle District of Florida. The defendants are also charged with transmitting over the Internet through their Web site five obscene video clips which were promotional trailers of the full-length feature films available through MaxWorld Entertainment Inc.
Little surrendered to authorities yesterday in the Central District of California. His arraignment is scheduled for July 12 at U.S. District Court in the Middle District of Florida. The government is seeking forfeiture of the obscene films charged in the indictment, all gross profits from the distribution of the films, and all property used to facilitate the charged obscenity crimes, including Little’s residence in Altadena, Calif., and the Internet domain names maxhardcore.com, pissedonpornstars.com, and catalinaxxx.com.
Investigators with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation of this case. The case is being prosecuted by trial attorneys with the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section of the Criminal Division, with the assistance of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida.
An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.