Child porn cases for man with weaponized drones continued

May 15, 2018

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who was investigated but never charged for flying weaponized drones has had several criminal cases involving allegations of child pornography possession and enticing minors continued for two weeks.

The cases of 21-year-old Austin Haughwout (HOW’-wit), of Clinton, went before a state judge in Middletown on Tuesday. A new court date of May 29 was set.

Haughwout has pleaded not guilty in seven criminal cases involving charges of possession of child pornography, enticing minors by computer, attempted sexual assault and assaulting police. His lawyer has declined to comment on the allegations.

Haughwout drew the attention of the Federal Aviation Administration after he posted videos on YouTube showing flying drones shooting a gun and flamethrower in his backyard in 2015. The FAA investigated, but didn’t take any action.

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