A Costa Mesa man was charged Thursday with distributing obscene videos, reportedly depicting bestiality, from his Costa Mesa apartment and a nearby mailbox service, officials said.
Jim Hahn, an attorney with the Los Angeles city attorney’s office, said the charges stem from a Los Angeles Police Department vice investigation that began last summer after a detective saw one of Eugene Akihiko Leary’s advertisements in a pornographic magazine.
The detective responded to a Costa Mesa post office box listed in the ad and received a $10 catalog selling videos depicting bestiality and scatology. The videos violate the state obscenity law, said Deputy Dist. Atty. Deborah Sanchez.
Detectives searched Leary’s apartment and seized videos.
Leary, 30, was charged with three counts of distributing obscene matter and two counts of advertising obscene matter. He is scheduled to be arraigned July 1 in Los Angeles Municipal Court.