Bare Bones Nudist Camp Owner Arrested for Child Pornography Trafficking

Musco is a member of the Naturist Society and the American Association for Nude Recreation and his camp was affiliated with both groups as well.

Owner of Finger Lakes nudist camp faces child porn charges

LOCKE, N.Y. The owner of an upstate nudist camp has been charged with trafficking in child pornography.

Authorities in Cayuga County say 51-year-old Joseph Musco Junior of the town of Locke in southern Cayuga County has been charged with several offenses, including promoting an obscene sexual performance by a child and possession child pornography.

Musco is owner of the Bare Bones Camp, a nudist camp in the Finger Lakes region.

The Syracuse Post-Standard reports the investigation began when a police department in New Hampshire informed the Cayuga County Sheriff's Department that it had information on Musco's activities.

He's being held in the Cayuga County Jail in lieu of ten-thousand dollars bail. Reprinted from NBC3 NEWS

By The Citizen staff report
Wednesday, July 20, 2005 10:09 AM EDT

A Locke nudist camp proprietor has been charged with three felonies relating to child pornography.

Cayuga County Sheriff's Office detectives arrested Joseph N. Musco Jr., 51, Monday night on felony charges of promoting an obscene performance by a child; possession of an obscene performance by a child; and attempted disseminating indecent material to minors. Sheriff Rob Outhouse said in a news release that county detectives became involved in an investigation into trafficking of child pornography July 6 after being contacted by a police department in Keene, N.H.

A search warrant was executed Monday night at Musco Jr.'s residence at Bare Bones Campground, 1090 Route 38, Locke. Police seized computer equipment, an unregistered handgun and a small quantity of marijuana.

In addition to the felonies, Musco Jr. was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and possession of marijuana. Reprinted from