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Kent County man convicted of child pornography, rape charges

Date Posted: Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
Categories:  Criminal Department of Justice DOJ Press Releases

Dover – A Kent County man arrested in March on child pornography offenses pled guilty for his crimes today. 

 

Stephen M. Parsons, age 26, of Vineyard Lane in Felton was arrested following an investigation by the Delaware Child Predator Task Force into the online distribution of child pornography.  As part of the investigation, Task Force detectives and the Delaware State Police executed a search warrant at Parsons’ residence on March 21, seizing multiple computers and other digital media devices.  A forensic analysis revealed that a seized computer contained multiple images of child pornography and Parsons was initially arrested at that time on multiple counts of dealing in child pornography.  The ongoing investigation revealed evidence that Parsons was abusing a young boy in his care and he was subsequently charged with Rape and Sexual Exploitation of a Child. 

 

Parsons pled guilty this morning before Kent County Superior Court Judge Robert B. Young to one count each of Rape 1st Degree and Sexual Exploitation of a Child, and two counts of Dealing in Child Pornography.  He faces 21 years to life in prison when sentenced on October 30, 2014.

 

Parsons remains incarcerated at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center, where he has been held since his arrest.  A booking image is below.

Parsons Booking Image

 Read the March, 2014 release announcing Parsons’ initial arrest.

 

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