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Stoner Sentenced To 37 Years For Child Pornography

June 21, 2004, 5:50 PM by Jolene Loetscher

Stoner Sentenced To 37 Years For Child Pornography

A man who once ran a day care out of his house, will now call prison home after trading kiddie porn. At 34, Patrick Stoner is at least three decades older than the preschoolers, toddlers and infants in the pornographic pictures he downloaded and then traded online. But for doing that, Monday a judge sentenced the one-time day care owner to 37 years in prison.

Hope Okerlund Matchan, Minnehaha County Deputy State's Attorney, says, "It's hard to imagine that some pictures can be worse than others, these were by far some of the most horrendous pictures I've ever seen,, and I've looked at quite a bit of child pornography in the last few years."

Judge Gene Kean allowed the media to look at the pictures Stoner downloaded. Almost all showed young children, infants, one even wearing Winnie the Pooh pajamas, being sexually assaulted by adults.

Before Judge Kean sentenced Stoner, he told him, "I think Mr. Stoner it's time you're removed from society."

Stoner said he wouldn't hide behind abuse in his childhood and then said, "My vocabulary won't allow me to express how sorry I am for the trouble I've caused."

Okerlund Matchan says, "If there weren't individuals out there like Patrick Stoner, demanding this product, demanding these depictions, there wouldn't be people out there manufacturing them."

Stoner was caught during a sting with Texas law enforcement officers.

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