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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Owner of Solid Designs Sentenced for Possession of Child Pornography

Contact Person: Jamie L. Schoen (864) 282-2100

Greenville, South Carolina---- United States Attorney Beth Drake stated today that Kevin Ray Stephenson, age 44, of Greenville, South Carolina was sentenced in federal court in Greenville, South Carolina, for Possession of Child Pornography, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2252A.   Senior United States District Judge Henry M. Herlong, Jr., of Greenville sentenced Stephenson to 18 months imprisonment, $5,100.00 special assessment, and 5 years supervised release.  Stephenson will be required to register as a sex offender.

Evidence presented at the change of plea hearing established that Stephenson used a child pornography website to access child pornography.  The FBI conducted a search of Stephenson’s business, Solid Designs, and located numerous images of child pornography on Stephenson’s computer.

The case was investigated by agents of the FBI, ICE-Homeland Security Investigations, and the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office.  Assistant United States Attorney Jamie Lea Schoen of the Greenville office prosecuted the case.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorney’s Offices, 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 identify and rescue victims. For more information, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

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Updated March 22, 2017