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Virginia Man Indicted on Charges of Producing, Distributing and Possessing Child Pornography

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 18, 2012

RICHMOND, Va.– Adam Hobart Stanley, 35, of Manakin-Sabot, Va., has been indicted by a federal grand jury accused of producing, distributing and possessing child pornography. 

            Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Jeffrey C. Mazanec, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Richmond Field Office, made the announcement. 

            Stanley was indicted on Dec. 17, 2012, and faces a 15-year mandatory minimum penalty for producing child pornography, a five-year mandatory minimum sentence for distributing child pornography, and a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison for possessing child pornography, if convicted.

            According to the indictment and an affidavit filed in connection with his arrest, in 2012 Stanley used a hidden camera to produce a pornographic video of a 12-year-old child.  The indictment additionally alleges that during 2012, Stanley distributed child pornography videos and images over an online peer-to-peer network.  The indictment also charges that Stanley saved numerous videos and images of child pornography on his computer equipment.  He is currently being held in federal custody awaiting trial. 

            This case is being investigated by officers with the FBI’s Innocent Images Task Force.  Special Assistant United States Attorney Gene Fishel of the Virginia Attorney General’s Office is prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.

Criminal indictments are only charges and not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty.
A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/vae.  Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.vaed.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.uspci.uscourts.gov.

 

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