Ex-con pleads to child porn charge | NevadaAppeal.com

Ex-con pleads to child porn charge

Steve Puterski
sputerski@lahontanvalleynews.com

A 35-year-old Fallon man recently released from prison pleaded guilty Tuesday in District Court to child pornography charges.

Roger Wallace Stewart II entered the plea to one count of possession of visual pornography of a person under 16 and one count of violation of condition of sex offender lifetime supervision. Both charges carry sentences of one to six years in prison and he is not eligible for probation.

According to court documents, Stewart violated conditions of his parole by accessing the Internet and gathering pornographic images of a preteen children and adults in diapers. After his arrest by the Department of Parole and Probation, Stewart asked if he “could remove his diaper.”

Law enforcement also discovered diapers, bottles and pacifiers in his bedroom.

Stewart was arrested April 25 at a residence on Alcorn Road after Parole and Probation received a tip about Stewart’s possible access to the Internet. He was release from prison in November 2013 after serving 11 years and ordered to stay off the Internet except for an email account to find work.

However, authorities found Stewart created a Facebook account and was also searching online for child porn.

In court, Stewart said he has a “compulsion disorder” and could not find mental health treatment after his release because he did not have insurance. He said he finally received Medicaid after his arrest.

“I got on the computer knowing not to,” he said.

Churchill County Chief Deputy District Attorney Lane Mills said Stewart was convicted previously of one count of lewdness with a child under 14. The images, Mills said, also contained photos of children in poses, a video with a naked male “except with a diaper.”

Stewart will be sentenced Dec. 16.

In other court news —

Nicholas Andrew Thompson pleaded guilty Tuesday in District Court to one count of trafficking in a controlled substance, 4-14 grams.

He was arrested Aug. 18 with more than 4 grams of methamphetamine on the corner of North Ada and West A streets. Ironically, the Churchill County District Attorney’s Office is just north of the intersection.

Thompson faces one to six years in prison and is not eligible for probation. He will be sentenced Nov. 12.

Ryan James Seilhymer pleaded guilty to one count of burglary stemming from an April 25 incident at Walmart.

He was arrested after attempting to steal merchandise from the store. He faces one to 10 years in prison, but is eligible for probation. He will be sentenced Nov. 12.