have confirmed that Richard Hastings, 18, and Robert Hastings, 22, were
indicted by a grand jury in U.S. District Court in Albany on charges of
production of child pornography and possession of child pornography. Robert
Hastings also was indicted on a charge of receipt of child pornography.
In August 2013, the brothers were arrested. Robert Hastings is
accused of producing a sexually explicit video involving a young girl on August
2, 2013. Richard Hastings, is accused of producing sexually explicit
photographs involving the same young girl between July 27th and July 29th, and
posting them online.
U.S. Attorneys say Richard Hastings unknowingly e-mailed the
pictures to an undercover investigator in Australia.
Only days after their arrests, a judge ruled that Richard Hastings
is a "danger" and ordered him to stay behind bars in Fulton County
jail. The younger brother allegedly
admitted to the crimes, calling himself a "monster" and saying he was
"on a rampage and couldn't stop himself."