Sexual Predator Sentenced to 13 Years in Prison
Child Predator Task Force Investigation Results in 44-Year Sentence for Kent County Man
A booking image of Parsons is available upon request.
Dover Man Charged With Dealing In Child Pornography
Dover – Attorney General Beau Biden’s office today announced that a Dover man has been charged with dealing in child pornography following an investigation by the Delaware Child Predator Task Force.
A Task Force investigation into the online distribution of child pornography led to a residence in the 400 block of Worchester Drive, Dover and a person of interest, 23 year-old Michael Gutierrez, a resident of the address. On August 28, 2014, investigators made contact with Gutierrez and transported him to DSP Troop #3 for further investigation and Task Force members executed a search warrant at the residence. During the search detectives recovered two laptop computers and a digital camera, and secured a cellular smartphone in Gutierrez’s possession.
A forensic examination of Gutierrez’s cell phone revealed multiple images of child pornography and he was charged with 25 counts of Dealing in Child Pornography. Gutierrez was arraigned via phone at JP Court #4 and was taken to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in lieu of $500,000 secured bail.
The Child Predator Task Force investigation continues. A booking image is copied below.
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Kent County man convicted of child pornography, rape charges
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.
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