The former owner of a Plainfield company that provided DJ and lighting work for school dances and proms has been charged with sexually assaulting multiple children and possession of child pornography.
The attorney for James Holmes, 29, of Middleboro, Massachusetts, admitted to a consensual sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl who worked for him.
Attorney Neil Tassel said the teen e-mailed inappropriate pictures of herself to Holmes and another teenage employee took naked pictures of herself on his cell phone without him knowing.
“The two young women involved are friends of his or acquaintance of his,” Tassel said.
In April 2012, Plainfield police went to Holmes' company, J Productions, at 54 Oakwood Boulevard, with a search and seizure warrant and sent evidence found to a lab for analysis.
At 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, police arrested Holmes on charges including possession of child pornography, employing a minor in an obscene performance and two counts each of sexual assault in the second degree, sexual assault in the fourth degree, risk of injury to a minor and illegal sexual contact.
Holmes was held on a $200,000 bond and was arraigned at the Danielson Superior Court.
J Productions did lighting and sound for school theater productions all over New England, including work at schools within the Town of Plainfield. It also worked at weddings charity events and provided equipment rentals and photography services.
Tassel said Holmes never targeted students at the school and parents shouldn’t worry.
“There doesn’t need to be any cause for concern about that,” Tassel said.
A link for the company’s Web site no longer works.