Repeat offender sentenced to 10 years in prison for possession of child pornography

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A Nevada man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for possession or child sexual abuse material while on federal supervision for a prior conviction, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

In November 2023, Jeff Richard Stewart, 66, of Tonopah, pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography.

In January 2023, a probation officer was conducting a visit at Stewart’s residence due to him being on 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.

The devices were seized and Stewart admitted that he possessed about 4,535 images and three videos of child sexual abuse material depicting children as young as infants.

Stewart was sentenced to 10 years in prison followed by 15 years of supervised release. 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.

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