A former US Air Force pilot, accused of producing child pornography leading to the alleged victimization of up to 50 under-age children in the Philippines and other countries, was granted bail by a US court.

On May 2 at a court in Trenton, New Jersey, Frank Maile, 62, was charged with one count of producing visual depictions of child sexual abuse outside the United States with the intent that the depictions be imported into the US, Philippine Lifestyle reported.

Maile applied for bail, however prosecutors revealed Maile had allegedly victimized as many as 50 under-age girls and boys in the Philippines and other countries. The accusation was made public in court after the court decided to grant Maile bail of US$500,000. He will also be under house arrest and will have to surrender his passport, pilot’s license and the keys to his plane.

Prosecutors said Maile asked for videos of a 10-year-old girl and demanded she take birth control pills as he wanted to have sex with her.

He also allegedly visited Bahrain, Germany, Japan, South Korea, China, the United Arab Emirates and Luxembourg between October last year and April. Prosecutors believe Maile had sexual encounters with children in those countries as well, The Trentonian reported.