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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Washington

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 29, 2020

Grays Harbor County woman charged with production of child pornography

Cyber investigation revealed sexually explicit images of defendant with young child

Tacoma – A 34-year-old woman who resides in Hoquiam, Grays Harbor County in Southwest Washington State appeared in U.S. District Court in Tacoma Friday charged with production of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran.  TAMARA STANLEY was arrested without incident on June 25, 2020, and remains detained at the Federal Detention Center at SeaTac.

According to the criminal complaint, investigators obtained a judicially authorized search warrant for STANLEY’s email account.  A review of the account revealed sexually explicit images STANLEY had created of a young child.   

Production of child pornography is punishable by a mandatory minimum 15 years in prison and up to 30 years in prison.

The charges contained in the complaint are only allegations.  A person is presumed innocent unless and until he or she is proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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 www.justice.gov/psc

The case is being investigated by the FBI with assistance from the Airway Heights and Hoquiam Police Departments.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Matthew Hampton.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Cyber Crime
Contact: 
Press contact for the U.S. Attorney’s Office is Communications Director Emily Langlie at (206) 553-4110 or Emily.Langlie@usdoj.gov.
Updated June 29, 2020