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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maine

Friday, May 9, 2014

Virginia Man Sentenced to 12 1/2 Years for Transporting Child Pornography

Contact: Craig M. Wolff
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that
Stewart Thornton Reed, 50, of Virginia, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge
George Z. Singal to 12½ years in prison, to be followed by 5 years of supervised release, for
transporting child pornography. Reed pled guilty to the offense on December 20, 2013.

According to court records, in September of last year, Reed sent an email message to an
undercover email account of a Special Agent with Homeland Security Investigations. Attached
to the email were image files depicting a young girl displaying her genitals. When the agent
asked the girl’s age, Reed replied that she was two years old. Reed was arrested near
Fredericksburg, Virginia in October. A cell phone in Reed’s possession when he was arrested
was later found to contain a number of images depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit
conduct, including the images that he had sent to the agent in September.

The investigation was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s
Homeland Security Investigations.

Updated January 26, 2015