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District of Connecticut

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Plainfield Man Sentenced to More Than 24 Years in Prison for Taking Sexually Explicit Photos of Girl

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that RYAN STONE, 30, of Plainfield, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to 292 months of imprisonment, followed by 10 years of supervised release, for taking sexually explicit photos and videos of a young girl.

According to court documents and statements made in court, between March 30 and April 1, 2017, STONE took 36 sexually explicit photos and three sexually explicit videos of a six-year-old girl.  The investigation revealed that STONE took the photos and videos with his phone.  There is no evidence that STONE distributed the photos and videos to any other individuals.

STONE has been detained since April 19, 2017, when he was arrested by the Plainfield Police Department for criminal trespass in the first degree and criminal violation of a restraining order.  On December 20, 2017, he pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of production of child pornography.

This matter was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and the Plainfield Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nancy V. Gifford.

Project Safe Childhood
Updated March 22, 2018