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HAMMOND, Ind. (CBS) – A Gary man paid a woman for the past two years to use a child to make child pornography, according to federal charges handed down Wednesday.

Christopher M. Bour, 39, and the 24-year-old woman both face federal charges in the case.

Bour was arrested last month after the former owner of a massage parlor that Bour frequented tipped police off he had invited her to record him having sex with a child.

The woman, according to court documents, told police Bour told her about his interest in child pornography and that he played child pornography videos when she went to his house on a private call in November.

He then sent her several text messages on Feb. 13 asking if she wanted to watch him with a child and “if u would hold the camera.”

When the FBI searched his house, he admitted that he had downloaded child pornography for two years but insisted it was just for “role playing” and that he never sexually touched a child.

The federal charges, filed in U.S. Court in Hammond, dispute that claim. Along with one count of buying a child for producing child pornography from August 2011 to February, the indictment also charges Bour with one count each of producing child pornography and possessing child pornography featuring a minor younger than 12.

The woman is charged with one count each of selling the child and allowing the child to participate in making child pornography.

No other details on the charges were available Wednesday afternoon.

“Oh man you’re breaking my heart,” Ken Gordon, a neighbor of Bour’s, said upon learning of the accusations.  “Man, say it ain’t  so. Lord have mercy.”

Bour, who has been ordered held without bond pending trial, is set to be arraigned March 11. It was unclear if Hillard has been arrested or has had her initial appearance.

Contributing: Sun-Times Media Wire. (Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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