John Snavely sauntered into the circle of girls. Unknown to anyone in the room, Snave­ly had stabbed a man to death four months earlier in a drug-induced rage, authorities now believe. But today, he was busy swinging another sizable weapon. Snavely stripped off his banana hammock, began grinding on girls, and goaded them into going down on him.

"It didn't come to my mind that the first thing would be boom, some guy's thing in my face," Amber says. But with music blaring and — at least in some videos — alcohol flowing, Amber loosened up. After all, producers told her she could make $400 for a blowjob and $1,100 for full-on sex with Snavely.

Amber and Snavely had sex at least once onscreen, authorities say. Venetian Productions records contained in police reports reveal Amber had oral or vaginal sex in at least four shoots and appeared nude or masturbated in two others, making at least $3,000 under the screen names Josie Monroe and Monica Perez.

Porn star John Snavely was fired after it was revealed he had sex with a minor on- and off-set.
Broward Sheriff's Office
Porn star John Snavely was fired after it was revealed he had sex with a minor on- and off-set.

"I never thought I could do something like that," Amber admits. "But I was young, and young girls are a lot easier to talk into things, especially with money."

Her career in porn didn't last long, however. In March, Amber's grandfather received a disturbing phone call directing him to a website called the Dancing Bear. When he clicked on the Google results, up popped videos of his beloved nieta having sex with Snavely. He called Amber's mother, and she dialed the police.

But when cops showed up at the Venetian Productions studio, owner Olivier Caudron pleaded his innocence. He showed Miami-Dade Police photocopies of the ID Amber had used, as well as the forms she signed. As cops were talking to Caudron, Amber arrived at the studio for a shoot.

Confronted by police, she initially insisted she was the 19-year-old on the license. Finally, she broke down and copped to the fraud. She told the officers that no one at Venetian — not even Snavely, whom she had been dating off-set — knew her real age.

Cops interviewed Cubillos, the talent agent, but he denied knowing Amber was a minor. Caudron pulled her videos from the websites. And three assistant state attorneys — Brad Sturges, Brenda Mezick, and Griska Mena — advised detectives they could not charge anyone with a crime.

Florida statutes say "ignorance of a minor's age, a minor's misrepresentation of his or her age, a bona fide belief of a minor's age, or a minor's consent may not be raised as a defense in a prosecution for [child pornography]." Yet it's often a "proof problem," says Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office spokesman Ed Griffith. "Prosecutors have an ethical responsibility to believe they have sufficient evidence to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. Lacking such evidence, it is unethical for a prosecutor to go forward."

Instead, Greenberg's attorneys came to a secret agreement with Amber's mother. The family was given an undisclosed amount of money in exchange for keeping quiet about the sordid underage sex affair. Snavely, meanwhile, was fired.

But what cops apparently didn't know was this wasn't the first child porn incident involving one of Greenberg's companies. One month before Amber's first shoot, Reality Kings had been sued by Sherrita Smalley, the mother of a 15-year-old girl from Nevada who had run away to Miami and used a fake ID to shoot porn under the name Bieyanka Moore. And then there was Amber's friend, a 17-year-old from Hialeah who didn't sue or go to the cops but is mentioned in a police report.

"I know I wasn't the only girl," Amber says. "There were other underage girls I saw there that were using fake IDs. Out of 1,000 girls they use [at Venetian Productions], probably a good 100 are underage. They weren't strong enough with their security measures."

Caudron isn't interested in talking about Amber or any other underage girls. "How did you get my number?" he asked when contacted by New Times. "I don't want to answer any questions about it." Caudron, who lives in a Di Lido Island mansion, then hung up.

Caudron and Greenberg may have escaped criminal charges for child pornography, but John Snavely might not. The porn star was arrested in July for allegedly killing millionaire Samuel Del Brocco during a private strip tease in Pompano Beach in 2010. Now detectives are investigating his relationship with Amber as well.

Amber blames the porn companies — not Snavely — for her ordeal. Friends stopped talking to her. She began skipping school. For weeks afterward, she and her mother didn't speak. "It's been a few years, so we try not to even talk about it now," she says. Amazingly, her beauty queen ambitions remain intact.

Yet every time the pretty brunette attends a pageant, she wonders if her brief stint in porn will be thrown back in her face. "People know," she says. "It's just a question of putting my name to my face." When she was recently eliminated from a major competition, she wondered if word of her past had spoiled her chances.

"It's always going to be on the internet," she says with a shudder. "It's always going to be with me."

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