Portsmouth man accused of adding a “copyright” on homemade child porn pleads not guilty

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – A man accused of making child porn and adding a copyright to it has entered a not guilty plea in federal court.

Dashawn Webster was arrested, accused of molesting a two-year-old boy, court documents said.

Investigators carried out two investigations into multiple screen names and said the screen names traced back to Webster.

In one of the cases, investigators recovered a thumb drive during a search of a different suspect’s home. The thumb drive contained 15 images of child pornography and were watermarked with a copyright symbol and appeared to be homemade, court documents said.

Oh Thursday Webster was in court and pleaded not guilty, choosing to continue to a preliminary hearing and jury trial, court records showed.

He is expected back in court in September.