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Felton Man Pleads Guilty to Rape, Child Porn Charges

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DOVER, Del.– Authorities say a Felton man faces up to life in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to rape and child pornography offenses.

Stephen M. Parsons, 26, of Vineyard Lane in Felton, was arrested in March following an investigation by the Delaware Child Predator Task Force into the online distribution of child pornography.

As part of the investigation, Task Force detectives and Delaware State Police executed a search warrant at Parsons' home on March 21, seizing multiple computers and other digital media devices. Investigators said a forensic analysis revealed that a seized computer contained multiple images of child pornography and Parsons was initially arrested at that time on multiple counts of dealing in child pornography.

According to Delaware Department of Justice spokesman Jason Miller, the ongoing investigation revealed evidence that Parsons was abusing a young boy in his care and he was subsequently charged with rape and sexual exploitation of a child.

Parsons on Tuesday appeared before Kent County Superior Court Judge Robert B. Young where he pleaded guilty to one count each of first-degree rape and sexual exploitation of a child, and two counts of dealing in child pornography.

Parsons faces between 21 years and life in prison when sentenced on Oct. 30, Miller said.


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