Malibu artist and photographer Paul Rusconi has been cleared of rape charges stemming from photos he took last year of his twin daughters, according to a KTLA News report.
Rusconi was arrested in June of 2011 after two extended family members claimed that he had molested his children, said a Los Angeles County Sheriff spokesman. Unconvinced of the allegations, prosecutors decided to drop the charges of lewd acts upon a minor and possession of child pornography, according to Sheriff’s Headquarters. Rusconi
told KTLA knows he believed the accusations might have been motivated because he is a gay single parent. Rusconi is famous for his celebrity photography with past subjects including President Barack Obama and numerous other politicians, artists, and musicians.