The owner of Action Joe’s, a party rental company that rents out Bungee Trampolines, Hamster Balls, Portable Rock Walls, Zip Lines & Inflatable Slides has been accused of producing child pornography. Police were first contact on March 18th when a woman called saying that the owner (Joe Masters) had tried to molest her 9 year old daughter. The St. Ann Missouri police obtained a search warrant for his home & hidden surveillance video of children in his home. In one video a girl was taped using the bathroom.
They released Masters that Monday but he was again arrested Thursday on a federal criminal charge for producing child pornography. Joe Masters had two previous incidents with the law. On was an indecency charge in 1992 & the other an improper touching charge in 2013. These two previous charges were dropped and Master’s is not registered as a sex offender. In addition he has not yet been charged for the allegations and he denies that he inappropriately touched any children.
While the article does sound very condemning, we do live in a country where everyone is innocent until proven guilty. On Monday the Action Joe’s email & phone number were turned off. If Mr. Master’s is indeed innocent in regards to events that may have happened with his party rental business, that is where Abuse & Molestation Insurance Coverage would come in. Another thought on this situation…should owners of businesses that cater to children be required to have a background check before they are allowed to open the business? Comment your thoughts below.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “St. Ann man who runs bungee trampoline business accused of producing child porn.” http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/st-ann-man-who-runs-bungee-trampoline-business-accused-of/article_91e6856b-9fc5-5b8d-81a9-744a762e2da1.html April 11, 2016
KMOV St. Louis. “Owner of bounce house company accused of recording kids using bathroom, making child porn”. http://www.kmov.com/story/31695456/st-ann-man-accused-of-making-child-porn. April 11, 2016
This entry was originally posted in Party Rental Equipment Articles and tagged Abuse & Molestation, Bungee Trampoline, Giant Hamster Balls, Inflatable Slides, Party Rentals, Portable Rock Walls, Zip Lines on April 14, 2016 by Larry.