Prosecutor: public porno pair pleads not guilty

JONESBORO, Ark. – At a plea and arraignment hearing this week in Jonesboro, the Trumann couple accused of filming explicit sexual behavior in public around town plead not guilty to the charges.

Leslie Lanae Sessions, 30, of Trumann, is better known to pornographic internet audiences as “MayvenDoll.” Her and her boyfriend, Derek Calloway, 37, of Trumann, were both charged Monday, August 28, with nine felonies each: Public display of hardcore sexual conduct (felony, three counts), Obscene films (felony, three counts), and Promoting obscene performance (felony, three counts). 

Both Sessions and Calloway entered not-guilty pleas on Tuesday, August 29, at a plea and arraignment hearing, Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington told NEA Report.

The couple is being represented by Randall Miller of Miller Law Firm in Jonesboro. NEA Report has requested a statement from the attorney, who was out of the office on Friday. We received his statement late Friday in a text message, available here. 


Sources close to the investigation indicate to NEA Report that a tip reached the Street Crimes Unit of JPD that the two had performed sexual activities in public across Jonesboro. Locations ranged from Craighead Forest Park to The Mall at Turtle Creek to Home Depot. The acts were filmed and uploaded to porn websites online, with tens of thousands viewing the two’s sexual behavior in public settings. Since NEA Report’s initial story, the videos have reached hundreds of thousands of views.

The charge of public display of hard-core sexual conduct is self-explanatory but the other two counts are more ambiguous. For possession or distribution of obscene film, the law accuses the defendant of, between June 30 and July 10, knowingly exhibiting, selling, offering to sell, give away, circulate, produce, distribute, attempt to distribute or have in his possession an obscene film, thereby committing the offense of sale, possession or distribution of an obscene film. The charge of promoting obscene performance states, on the same dates, the defendants promoted the videos as owners, producers, directors, managers, or performers.

All nine felony charges, each, come with potential penalties of up to $10,000 in fines and/or up to six years in the Arkansas Department of Correction. This means both Sessions and Calloway could, in theory, be sentenced to up to 54 years in prison and ordered to pay as much as $90,000 each in fines – if the two are found guilty of all charges and then sentenced to serve consecutive and not concurrent terms.

The videos featuring the behavior outlined in the criminal case have since been removed from the most notable pornographic sites, but as of September 1, at least one video remains across several sites titled “MayvenDoll Has Public Sex…” which appears to take place on Lake Norfork, on a boat. An ongoing theme to the sexual fetish videos was public sex before most were removed, following the arrests.

Read part one – the arrests, and part two – the charges, at the respective links. 


Story by Stan Morris | NEA Report

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