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Former Benton dance studio owners charged with child pornography

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Gregg Hornbeak, 52 (Source: Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office) Gregg Hornbeak, 52 (Source: Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office)
Melonie "Missy" Hornbeak, 50 (Source: Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office) Melonie "Missy" Hornbeak, 50 (Source: Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office)
BENTON, LA (KSLA) -

The former owners of a Benton dance studio arrested two weeks ago on charges of molestation of a juvenile are now are facing additional charges.

52-year-old Gregg Hornbeak and his wife, 50-year-old Melonie "Missy" Hornbeak are now also facing two counts each of child pornography.

The two have been in custody at the Bossier Maximum Security Facility in Plain Dealing since their arrests in late August on multiple counts of molestation of a juvenile, after Bossier Parish investigators say of one of their students came forward and the couple confessed.

Investigators say a female victim told them about the sexual acts that took place years earlier when she was as young as 10 years old.  She is now 28.   

While executing a search warrant at the Hornbeak's residence, investigators found nude photos of the victim taken while she was under the age of 17. 

The Hornbeaks owned The Dance Shop in Shreveport before moving the studio to Bossier in 2002 and changing the name to Danceworx.  The studio closed down in 2007.  

With the new charges, bond amounts increase by $50,000, now totaling $656,000 each.

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