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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Virginia

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Goochland Man Sentenced To More Than 17 Years For Production Of Child Pornography

                        RICHMOND, Va. – Adam Hobart Stanley, 35, of Manakin-Sabot, Virginia, was sentenced today to 210 months’ imprisonment in U.S. District Court after pleading guilty to one count of production of child pornography.  Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, made the announcement after Stanley was sentenced by United States District Judge John A. Gibney. 
Judge Gibney additionally ordered Stanley to pay $205.21 in restitution to the victim.  He will also be required to register as a sex offender in any U.S. jurisdiction in which he lives, works, or attends school. 
According to court documents, Stanley sexually abused a 12-year-old child whom he babysat during 2012, and used a hidden video camera to produce a child pornography video of that abuse.  Additional evidence revealed that Stanley had distributed child pornography videos and images over a peer-to-peer network on the Internet and had also saved hundreds of videos and images of child pornography on various computers and computer media. 
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Innocent Images Task Force.  Special Assistant United States Attorney Gene Fishel of the Virginia Attorney General’s Office prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.
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  Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia at or on
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Updated March 18, 2015