"He worked all the kids parties": Luke Skywalker impersonator arrested for horrific child porn

CINCINNATI, OH - According to WCPO in Cincinnati, a well-known Luke Skywalker impersonator is facing eleven charges related to possessing child sexual abuse material. 

John Stevens, 59, of Loveland gained some local prominence by impersonating the Star Wars character Luke Skywalker at various local events. He had a website set up where the public could contact him to perform as Skywalker at birthday parties and charity events.

Stevens donated his proceeds gained from performing at various events to children’s charities like the Ronald Macdonald house. Stevens had amassed a large following across social media platforms with more than 31,000 followers on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram combined.

Stevens was arrested initially on July 19th and was handed an eight-count indictment related to child sexual exploitation material found on his mobile phone.  On August 4, 2023, a grand jury returned three additional counts to bring the indictment to 11 charges.

His phone was searched and investigators found three videos and five images of ‘’very young female children engaging in sexual acts with adults.’’

The assisting prosecuting attorney for Hamilton county, Dave Wood, stated in court that the content of the videos found on Stevens’ cellular phone was ‘’Too profane to say out loud in court.’’ Wood pleaded with the court for Stevens’ bond to be higher than normal in a case like this for a first time offender.

Wood claimed that Steves’ crimes were ‘’fantasy fueled’’ and Stevens should remain in custody until trial. Stevens’ bond was set at $200,000 and, as of the time of this writing, Stevens has not posted bond. He remains in Hamilton County jail, and is due in court late September.
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