Trial date set for couple accused of making "hardcore pornography" at Jonesboro park, restaurant

Trial date set for couple accused of making "hardcore pornography" at Jonesboro park, restaurant
Leslie Lanae Sessoins (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
Derek W. Calloway (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
Derek W. Calloway (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A couple accused of filming hardcore pornography at various public places around Jonesboro, including a children's playground, will go on trial later this summer.

This week Second Judicial Circuit Judge Tonya Alexander set a motion and plea day of Sept. 17 with a jury trial scheduled for Sept. 24-28 for Leslie Lanae Sessions and Derek W. Calloway, both of Trumann.

The couple each face three counts of public display of hardcore sexual conduct; three counts of sale, possession, or distribution of obscene film; and three counts of promoting obscene performance.

Officers with the Jonesboro Police Department's Street Crimes Unit arrested the pair last July after receiving word that Sessions was performing lewd sexual acts in public while Calloway recorded them.

Investigators reviewed a video which, according to the probable cause affidavit, showed Sessions in a restaurant "masturbating and fondling herself as other patrons are dining."

The court documents further stated that Sessions was recorded at a local home improvement store performing lewd acts while people on foot and in cars passed.

The video, according to the affidavit, included various lewd scenes shot at the Fort Rotary Playground at Craighead Forest Park, culminating in her performing a sexual act on a male.

Investigators said the couple used social media to sell their pornographic videos and found two more videos filmed in Jonesboro showing "Sessions performing hardcore sexual conduct." In court documents, Calloway reported receiving $1,000 a month for "adult films."

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