Former Mississippi Police Officer pleads guilty to producing child porn

A former Mississippi Police Officer entered a plea of guilty to producing child pornography, according to local auhtorities.

29-year-old Joshua Christopher Stockstill pled guilty to producing a video of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office and the FBI.

Stockhill was arested on July 14, 2021 after the NCMEC was made aware of a video that involved a minor child. The FBI in Gulfport identified Stockstill, who was then serving as a Picayune police sergeant, and arrested him after his picture was put on an FBI wanted poster.

According to court documents Stockstill enticed a minor child to “engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of such conduct with his cellphone camera” in Pearl River County in November 2018.

Stockstill is scheduled to be sentenced on February 24 at in Gulfport. He faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release and registering as a sex offender, and a maximum $250,000 fine.

Here is information that was released before he was arrested:

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“Within hours of the FBI releasing his photo to the public, he was identified and arrested,” the NCMEC said of the defendant.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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