Colombian-born Spanish porn star Lupe Fuentes is 4'9, weighs just 79 pounds, and, early in her career, was marketed as "Little Lupe" and "the world's youngest-looking porn star" in the world of "barely legal" adult entertainment, cashing in on the fact that she appeared underage.
But, as prosecutors in a San Juan, Puerto Rico court learned last week, Lupe is indeed legal, and was when her first adult films were made:
Last week she travelled to Puerto Rico to make a personal appearance in court on April 7 to help the defense case of Carlos Simon-Timmerman, a New Yorker charged with possession of child pornography and transportation of images involving minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct afterLittle Lupe the Innocent and other adult DVDs were seized from his luggage during a stop-over in Puerto Rico on his way home from a trip to Venezuela.
Fuentes was 19 when the film was made, in 2007, and she had the documents to prove it.
Via press release:
After spending nearly two months in jail and with a 20-year maximum prison sentence at stake, Simon-Timmerman and his public defenders were seemingly defeated. The Federal Government and the United States Attorneys Office presented the testimony of a Special Agent of Immigration and Customs Enforcement that deals with child pornography and child exploitation cases. She testified that Lupe was "definitely" under the age of 18. The government then presented the testimony of a pediatrician, who also assured the courts that she was 100% sure that Lupe was underage. Simon-Timmerman's fate seemed to be doomed without some way of finding production dates for Lupe's videos and photos.
Via MySpace, the legal team contacted Lupe in hopes that her testimony could set him free. She immediately agreed and flew to Puerto Rico on April 6th, 2010 to appear in court on April 7th, 2010 to state her case in court, presenting evidence copies of documents showing her birth date, and dates of production for the Little Lupe DVD. "Lupe walked into the courtroom and it was like a courtroom drama in a movie", according to Assistant Public Defender Héctor L. Ramos-Vega. "When Lupe walked in, that tiny human being, she looked like she was seven feet tall. She owned the room, and she immediately won the jury over." The prosecution, recognizing that its case had been completely discredited, moved to dismiss all of the charges against Simon-Timmerman."