Days after one of the over 6,600 investors who helped crowdfund the box office hit “Sound of Freedom” was arrested on kidnapping charges, the studio behind the film is clarifying its fundraising policy.
Fabian Marta, 51, of Missouri, was arrested by St. Louis police on July 21 and charged with felony child kidnapping. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison.
According to a report from a local CBS affiliate, Marta allegedly “helped somebody who had unlawfully taken her children and interfered with the return of the two children to their lawful parent by refusing to allow police access to the residence and impeding the kidnapping investigation.”
His next court date is set for Aug. 28.
After Marta’s name was identified in the closing credits of “Sound of Freedom,” Angel Studios, which released the film, released a statement Friday outlining that “everyone who meets the legal criteria can invest” in the studio’s projects.