Virginia Man Pleads Guilty to 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, Jr., 49, of Virginia, pled guilty today in United States District Court before
Judge George Z. Singal to transporting child pornography.
According to court records, in September of this year, Reed sent an email message to the
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.
Reed faces a sentence of no less than 5 years and no more than 20 years in prison, a fine
of up to $250,000, and supervised release of up to life. He will be sentenced after the completion
of a presentence investigation report by the United States Probation Office.
The investigation was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s
Homeland Security Investigations.
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