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Kent County Man Gets 44-Year Sentence for Sexual Crimes Against Children

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Stephen M. Parsons (Photo: Delaware Department of Justice) Stephen M. Parsons (Photo: Delaware Department of Justice)
DOVER, Del.- A Kent County man was sentenced Thursday to 44 years in prison for sexual crimes against children, Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden announced.

According to the Delaware Department of Justice, 26-year-old Stephen M. Parsons of Vineyard Lane in Felton, pleaded guilty in September to one count of first-degree rape, one count of sexual exploitation of a child and two counts of dealing child pornography. He was initially arrested and charged with child pornography offenses in March by the Child Predator Task Force. The Task Force continued its investigation, and a few weeks later arrested Parsons again after discovering evidence that Parsons had sexually abused a young child in his care and taken pornographic pictures of his victim, officials said.

"This predator is the worst of the worst," Biden said. "He will no longer be able to harm children. This case shows why Delaware needs police and prosecutors working side by side to track down and stop those want to hurt our kids."

Parsons was sentenced by Kent County Superior Court Judge Robert B. Young. Parsons faced a minimum of 21 years in prison. 
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