Sentencing set for Phoenix porn studio owner in brothel case

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Original mug shot of William Hartwell. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Original mug shot of William Hartwell. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
PHOENIX (AP) -

A new sentencing date has been set for an Arizona man convicted of running a brothel out of his pornography production studio.

William Hartwell had been scheduled to be sentenced on Friday, but the hearing has since been moved to Aug. 25.

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He was found guilty in April of 10 felonies, including operating a house of prostitution and sexual assault.

Prosecutors are seeking a 44-year prison sentence.

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Hartwell insisted he ran a legitimate studio where amateurs could rent cameras, lights and props to create sex scenes with the help of a model.

Authorities say Hartwell's studio was nothing more than a cleverly disguised brothel that raked in $40,000 a month in profits.

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