LAS VEGAS – A Las Vegas resident pleaded responsible to a number of baby sexual exploitation crimes at some point earlier than the beginning of his federal jury trial.
Stephen Thomas Parshall, aka “Kiwi,” (38) pleaded responsible on October 31, 2022, to 2 counts of sexual exploitation of youngsters, one rely of coercion and enticement, and one rely of receipt and distribution of kid pornography. U.S. District Choose Jennifer A. Dorsey scheduled sentencing for February 6, 2023.
In keeping with court docket paperwork, throughout protests on Might 30, 2020, regulation enforcement realized of Parshall’s membership within the “Boogaloo” motion and his involvement in a conspiracy to trigger destruction of presidency property in Las Vegas. The “Boogaloo” motion is a decentralized ideological community that believes in a coming second U.S. civil conflict and espouses anti-government and anti-law enforcement rhetoric. Legislation enforcement officers situated 10 photographs of kid sexual abuse materials, and quite a few photographs of kid erotica, on Parshall’s mobile phone after he was arrested. Investigators recognized Sufferer 1, a toddler underneath the age of 18 years previous, in two of the kid sexual abuse photographs situated on Parshall’s cellphone. Parshall pressured Sufferer 1 to carry out intercourse acts upon him whereas he photographed it.
Investigators additionally situated social media conversations on a second cellphone owned by Parshall, underneath account names “cptkiwi1”, “nopictoobad”, and “pervysage”. In a few of these social media conversations, Parshall messaged with Sufferer 2, one other baby underneath 18 years previous, and satisfied Sufferer 2 to take sexually specific footage. Sufferer 2 despatched the requested baby sexual abuse materials to Parshall.
Moreover, in separate social media conversations, Parshall traded baby pornography materials with different customers.
At sentencing, Parshall faces a compulsory minimal sentence of 15 years and a most of 30 years in jail for every rely of sexual exploitation, a compulsory minimal sentence of 10 years and as much as a most of life in jail for coercion and enticement, a compulsory minimal sentence of 5 years and as much as a most of 20 years in jail for receipt and distribution of kid pornography, a $250,000 positive for every rely, and a $5,000 evaluation underneath the Justice for Victims Trafficking Act for every rely. Below the Intercourse Offender Registration and Notification Act, Parshall may even be required to register as a intercourse offender.
U.S. Legal professional Jason M. Frierson for the District of Nevada and Particular Agent in Cost Spencer L. Evans for the FBI made the announcement.
The case was investigated by the FBI and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Division. Assistant U.S. Legal professional Bianca Pucci and Particular Assistant U.S. Legal professional Nicholas Portz are prosecuting the case.
This case was introduced as a part of Undertaking Protected Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in Might 2006 by the Division of Justice to fight the rising epidemic of kid sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by U.S. Legal professional’s Places of work and the Division of Justice’s Little one Exploitation and Obscenity Part, Undertaking Protected Childhood marshals federal, state and native sources to higher find, apprehend and prosecute people who exploit youngsters by way of the Web, in addition to to establish and rescue victims. For extra details about Undertaking Protected Childhood, please go to www.justice.gov/psc.