July 2001: Mr. Kocis is charged with alleged rape and sexual assault of a 15-year-old boy whom he met on the Internet. He recorded video of their sex session that occurred at his home. Police seize equipment from his studio. He was hit with a host of charges, including rape, statutory sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse.
April 2002: Prosecutors drop most charges against Mr. Kocis after believing Mr. Kocis claims he didnt know how old the boy was because the teen lied about his age. Mr. Kocis pleads guilty to sexual abuse of children, a charge later revised to corruption of minors. He serves one year probation.
2004: Mr. Kocis produces first adult films with client, Sean Lockhart, (aka Brent Corrigan), who becomes the featured star on Mr. Kocis Web site.
September 2005: Mr. Lockharts attorney claims Mr. Lockhart was underage when he began working for Mr. Kocis. Mr. Kocis responds he was given legal identification proving Mr. Lockhart was of legal age.
February 2006: Mr. Kocis sues Mr. Lockhart for breach of contract and related charges regarding an allegedly breached business agreement.
January 2007: Mr. Kocis and Mr. Lockhart reach a tentative settlement through their attorneys that would put them in a joint business venture. The settlement was to be mailed to him Jan. 25.
Jan. 24, 2007: Mr. Kocis is found dead after a fire at his home. The coroner rules he was stabbed to death before the fire was set.