Goldman to Be Sentenced for Violating Probation
MIAMI — Former Torture Portal operator Barry Goldman on Wednesday agreed to plead guilty to one count of violating terms of his supervised release.
Goldman, who had six violations against him that were pared to just one with the agreement, will be later sentenced by U.S. Judge Ursula Ungaro in Miami.
Details of the alleged violations have not been revealed by federal prosecutors.
Goldman earlier this year agreed to an obscenity plea deal requiring three years of probation, to wear a location-monitoring device for six months and be forced to disclose all business involvement during the probation.
He also was ordered to pay a court assessment fee of $100 and forfeited all copies of "Torture of a Porn Store Girl," "Defiant Crista Submits" and "Pregnant and Willing."
As part of the deal with prosecutors, Goldman agreed to not contribute to the operation of TorturePortal.com and MastersOfPain.com
Goldman's earlier plea deal, signed off by U.S. District Judge Dennis Cavanaugh in Newark, spared him a trial where he could have received up to five years in federal prison and a fine of $250,000. His plea deal included one count under violating 18 U.S.C. § 1461 for mailing obscene material.
Goldman was indicted by a federal grand jury for the distribution of "Torture of a Porn Store Girl," "Defiant Crista Submits" and "Pregnant and Willing" through the mail. The videos all were mailed in 2006 and 2007.
The Justice Department first learned of Goldman, 60, when he promoted his companies' movies at a Las Vegas adult industry convention in January 2006. The movies were sold through the web at TorturePortal.com.