MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — A Mobile man has been sentenced to life in prison for sexual exploitation of children.
43-year old Myron Gerald “Ty” Stevens pled guilty in April to two counts of production of child pornography; transporting a minor across state lines with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity; receipt and distribution of child pornography; and possession of child pornography, according to a press release from the Department of Justice.
The Department of Justice states:
Stevens admitted to agents that he had sexually abused the 14-year old boy between 25 and 50 times over the previous two years, beginning when the boy was 12. Stevens also confessed that he had recorded some of the abuse and that he was addicted to child pornography that he downloaded and distributed on the internet. Stevens told investigators that the last time he had abused the boy was the previous night in Florida. The victim identified himself in sanitized photos and confirmed Stevens’s abuse of him for the past two years. He also identified a second boy in other videos Stevens took of the boy in Stevens’s apartment. Forensic analysis of the media recovered in the search revealed at least 1,877 images and 597 videos depicting child pornography.”
If Stevens is ever released he will be supervised by the United States Probation Office for the rest of his life, according to the Department of Justice. He will also be required to register as a sex offender.