Police Arrest Plainfield Man For Producing Child Pornography
Federal Indictment: Producing Child Pornography
During the early month of April, 2017, the Plainfield Police Department received a complaint regarding child pornography and immediately began investigating. The complainant alleged that the suspect, RYAN STONE (DOB 07/16/1987) of the Moosup village of Plainfield, had possession of multiple photos and videos of a young minor.
As the investigation continued, the Plainfield Police Department obtained a search and seizure warrant and was able to locate these videos and pictures. It was determined that STONE had actually produced these videos himself.
Based on these facts, the Plainfield Police Department requested the assistance of the Department of Homeland Security in an effort to federally prosecute STONE.
On August 9, 2017, Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that a federal grand jury in Hartford returned an indictment today charging RYAN STONE, 30, of Plainfield, with one count of production of child pornography.
The indictment alleges that between March 30 and April 1, 2017, STONE used a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a video depiction of such conduct.
If convicted of the offense, STONE faces a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 15 years and a maximum term of life.
STONE has been in state custody since April 18 when he was arrested for criminal trespass in the first degree and criminal violation of a restraining order by the Plainfield Police Department.
U.S. Attorney Daly stressed that an indictment is not evidence of guilt. Charges are only allegations, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
This matter is being investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and the Plainfield Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nancy V. Gifford