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Astoria Man Sentenced to Up to 12 Years in Prison, Shared Child Sex Videos Online

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Nov. 13, 2018 By Christian Murray

A 40-year-old Astoria man was sentenced to between 4 and 12 years in prison today for possessing more than 125 images and nearly 50 videos of young children being sexually abused.

Howard Stapley, of 34th Street, was caught in 2015 after the woman he was dating notified authorities of the images he possessed and the odd text messages he had sent her.

The woman said that after a month of dating he began sending her photos and video clips of young children being molested via the KIK app on her cell phone. Stapley also texted the woman messages expressing his desire to explore sexual relationships with “animals to kids to groups.”

He also talked about sharing a bed with a family—a woman and her three children and that all of them would have group sex, according to court documents.

Police reviewed the images on the KIK app and found at least 33 pictures and videos of men penetrating children.

Police then conducted a court authorized search and found at least 46 videos and 125 photographs of a similar nature on his laptop

“The defendant pleaded guilty to sharing vile and extremely disturbing images of children—some as young as two years old—being sexually abused by adult men,” said Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown in a statement. “These kinds of graphic and sick photos are for all intents and purposes crime scene images.”

Stapley, according to Brown, expressed his desire to breed children in order to sexually abuse them. “This kind of depravity will not be tolerated. The defendant in this case has been sentenced and will be locked away from civilized society.”

Upon release, Stapley will be required to register as a sex offender

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AC

Don’t worry guys. Other inmates will take real good care of him. There’s no mercy for pervs like this in there. What a disgusting waste of life!

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Can’t fix stupid

I agree with you Linda!!! He should be locked in a mental asylum for life. I don’t feel that sick, twisted mind can ever think straight. Thank God his girl friend spoke up. One less psycho breathing the same air as me and my kid in Astoria.

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Linda Brennan

They are now going to protect us from this demented sick individual with 4 to 12 years! Well when you release him please make sure the people who were involved in that deal set him up to live by them!!!

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