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Repeat Offender Sentenced To Prison For Possession Of Child Sexual Abuse Material

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Nevada

LAS VEGAS – A Tonopah, Nev., man was sentenced today by United States District Judge Richard F. Boulware III to 10 years in prison to be followed by 15 years of supervised release for unlawful possession of child sexual abuse material while on federal supervision for a prior crime.

According to court documents, in January 2023, a United States probation officer conducted a visit at the residence of Jeff Richard Stewart (66) who was on federal supervised release for a 2012 conviction of receipt of child sexual abuse material. During the visit, the probation officer discovered several unauthorized electronic devices in Stewart’s possession and seized the devices. Stewart admitted that he possessed about 4,535 images and three videos of child sexual abuse material depicting children as young as infants on these devices.

In November 2023, Stewart pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography. In addition to imprisonment, he is required under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act to register as a sex offender and keep the registration current.

United States Attorney Jason M. Frierson for the District of Nevada and Special Agent in Charge Spencer L. Evans for the FBI made the announcement.

The case was investigated by the FBI and the Nye County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Supriya Prasad prosecuted the case.

The case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, 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 and for information about internet safety education, please visit

Anyone with information on suspected child sexual exploitation can contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) or


Updated February 12, 2024

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