Owner of video camera installation company faces child porn charge

Larry Drommerhausen

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A Newport News man who owns a video camera installation company was set to appear in court Thursday on a production of child pornography charge.

In an interview with authorities in early April, Larry Drommerhausen said he owns a business that “installs regular and hidden cameras.”

Drommerhausen was taken into custody and charged with production of child pornography as a part of a federal investigation.

An affidavit shows that authorities found Drommerhausen through several sexually explicit videos and images of minors that were downloaded on a file-sharing server.

Undercover federal agents accessed the files from the server, and an investigation found they were all downloaded from a single IP address — which was revealed to have belonged to Drommerhausen.

The affidavit shows that Drommerhausen admitted in the April interview with authorities that he had seen child pornography on hidden camera forums online.

He said he had been looking at child pornography for a couple of years, and that he watched it “for the adrenaline rush and it appealed to him because it was forbidden.”

The affidavit also states that authorities searched Drommerhausen’s home and found videos that appeared to have been homemade.

Drommerhausen was set to appear in a Norfolk court for a preliminary hearing.

10 On Your Side’s Matt Gregory is in court for Drommerhausen’s hearing. Look for full coverage tonight on WAVY News 10, with coverage beginning at 4.

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