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Owner of bounce house company accused of recording kids using bathroom, making child porn

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Joseph Masters, 50, is facing federal charges of producing child porn. He allegedly set up cameras in his home to record girls in the bathroom and other rooms. Credit: St. Ann PD Joseph Masters, 50, is facing federal charges of producing child porn. He allegedly set up cameras in his home to record girls in the bathroom and other rooms. Credit: St. Ann PD
ST. ANN, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

A St. Ann man is accused of setting up surveillance cameras around his house so he could produce child pornography.

Joseph Masters, 50, is facing federal charges of producing child pornography.

Authorities allege he set up cameras in many rooms of his home including the living room, bathroom, bedroom and computer room. 

Masters, who owns a bounce house company called Action Joe's, is accused of watching a video of a young girl using the bathroom. Police also believe he attempted to sodomize a 9-year-old girl.

During a search of his home, authorities said they seized a DVR recorder, surveillance cameras, computers and other computer related equipment with evidence of wrongdoing on them.

Federal investigators served a search warrant at the home of Carol Hilton, Masters' mother, who many neighbors know as "Grandma Carol." Investigators say they found several computers inside her home, but her involvement, if any, is unclear.

Neighbors told News 4's Courtney Bryant they trusted Masters to watch their children. 

On March 19, police were called to Masters' home, where a woman was accusing him of trying to molest her daughter. 

"She was like 'I'm calling the police.' He said 'I'll give you $1,000 if you don't.' We called the police," said Robert W, whose niece was allegedly one of Masters' victims.  

He said his daughter is also a victim and that he believes there are as many as 18 other child victims. 

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