A federal judge dismissed the obscenity trial against pornography mogul John Stagliano.

After prosecutors rested their case on Friday, defense attorneys asked U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon to dismiss the charges without seeing the defense's evidence.

Leon ruled that prosecutors did not prove their case and dismissed the jury, which was charged with determining whether two of Stagliano's movies, including "Milk Nymphos," and a trailer for a third film violated community standards.

Department of Justice spokeswoman Laura Sweeney declined to comment on the dismissal.

Stagliano, an adult-entertainment icon better known as "Buttman," had been charged with transporting, importing and selling obscene materials.