In November 2022, United States District Court Judge Virginia Phillips found 31-year-old Stefani Kasey Marie Stevens guilty of one count of obtaining custody of a minor with intent to produce child pornography, six counts of production of child pornography, one count of distribution of child pornography, and one count of possession of child pornography. The judge sentenced Steens to 480 months in federal prison for committing child sexual abuse material crimes, including that she obtained custody of an infant to produce sexually explicit videos.
From August 2019 to November 2019, law enforcement received information that two Kik online messaging application accounts later found to be associated with Stevens uploaded child sexual abuse material. Law enforcement also determined that a Google account associated with Stevens had uploaded seven sexually explicit images of the same under the age of 12.victim. n November 2019, federal agents searched Stevens' home. During interviews, Stevens admitted to making sexually explicit videos of herself performing oral sex on the infant victim and taking eight to 10 nude photographs with a second victim under 12. After the interviews, law enforcement accessed Stevens' online accounts and learned that, the day before creating the sexually explicit videos of the infant in May 2019, Stevens and a like-minded user had online discussions about how Stevens was excited to take custody of the infant the next day so that she could create videos of herself engaging in sexual activity with the victim.
Law enforcement also learned that, in addition to the sexually explicit videos of the infant created in May 2019, Stevens took sexually explicit photographs of the infant in June 2019 and of a second victim under the age of 12 in October and November 2018, all of which she stored in an online account, along with hundreds of other child pornography images and videos.