Broadway producer Ben Sprecher arrested on child porn charges

HARLEM (WABC) -- Authorities have arrested a Broadway producer at his Harlem home in a child pornography investigation.

NYPD officers and Homeland Security Investigations agents arrested 65-year-old Ben Sprecher early Tuesday.

A criminal complaint prepared by a New York City police detective said Sprecher admitted he possessed child porn files.

The complaint said over 100 electronic files seized from Sprecher's residence included a nearly 46-minute video of a pre-teen girl engaging in sex acts with an adult male.

Sprecher was the lead producer of "Rebecca," a Broadway musical that was canceled before it was to open in fall 2012.

The scandal surrounding the collapsed musical led to a FBI fraud investigation into the circumstances.

A stockbroker later admitted he'd flimflammed the producers.

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