Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Former Deputy Stephen Thomas Sentenced to 210 Months for Receiving Child Porn


A former deputy with the Indian River Sheriff's Office will spend 210 months in federal prison followed by life time supervision.

Stephen Guy Thomas was sentenced in federal court in Ft. Pierce for receiving child pornography.

Federal investigators say that Thomas, who worked for IRCSO, was living on the grounds of the Rosewood Magnet Elementary School in Vero Beach.

An investigation found over 100 video clips and over 50 pictures of children on a laptop that he had in his residence as well as on a computer that he had in his assigned sheriff's vehicle.

Thomas' arrest, according to prosecutors, is part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide crackdown on child predators.

The Indian River County Sheriff's Office assisted the U.S. Attorney's Office in the case.

Stephen Guy Thomas will also be registered as a sex offender.
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