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Feds: Gary man tried to buy child to make porn video

Christopher M. Bour NatishHillard. | Provided Photo~Sun-Times Medi         ptmet

Christopher M. Bour and Natisha Hillard. | Provided Photo~Sun-Times Media ptmet

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A Gary man paid a woman to use a child to make child pornography, according to federal charges handed down Wednesday.

Christopher M. Bour, 39, and Natisha Hillard, 24, both face federal charges in the case.

Bour was arrested last month after the former owner of a massage parlor that Bour frequented tipped off police that he had invited her to record him having sex with a child.

The woman told police that Bour told her about his interest in child pornography and played child-porn videos when she went to his house on a private call in November, according to court documents,.

He then sent her several text messages on Feb. 13 asking if she wanted to watch him with a child and “if u would hold the camera.”

When the FBI searched his house, he admitted that he had downloaded child pornography for two years but insisted it was just for “role playing” and that he never sexually touched a child.

The federal charges, filed in the U.S. Court in Hammond, dispute that claim. Along with one count of buying a child for producing child pornography, the indictment also charges Bour with one count each of producing child pornography and possessing child pornography featuring a minor younger than 12.

Hillard was charged with one count each of selling the child and allowing the child to participate in making child pornography.

No other details on the charges were available Wednesday afternoon.

Bour, who has been ordered held without bond pending trial, is set to be arraigned on March 11. It was unclear whether Hillard had been arrested or appeared in court.



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