Two Woodstock men indicted on dozens of child porn charges
by Joshua Sharpe
October 23, 2013 12:25 AM | 5954 views | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
MIchael Stinson
MIchael Stinson
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Scott Sternloff
Scott Sternloff
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CANTON — Two Woodstock men charged in separate cases on about a dozen counts each of sexually exploiting children were indicted last week by a Cherokee County grand jury.

Michael David Stinson, 51, was indicted Oct. 14 on 11 counts of sexual exploitation of children stemming from an arrest in May 2011, according to Cherokee County Clerk of Court’s Office records.

In another case Oct. the grand jury indicted Scott Allen Sternloff, 45, on 13 counts of sexual exploitation of children from his arrest in February 2012.

Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit District Attorney Shannon Wallace said the charges against Stinson and Sternloff carry a penalty of between five and 20 years in prison, if they are convicted.

Both men were arrested after authorities found alleged child porn on their computers.

Stinson was arrested May 3, 2011, after a search warrant was executed on his home on Avery Creek Drive and a Cherokee County Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force agent found the porn, according to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.

The names of files allegedly seized from Stinson’s computer and listed on his indictment suggest the children shown in the pornography were as young as 4 years old.

He was released from the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center the day after his arrest on $12,000 bond.

Sternloff was arrested by Cherokee Sheriff’s deputies Feb. 22, 2012, after alleged child porn files were found on his computer, police said.

File names in his indictment suggest the children in the images were as young as 3 years old.

Sternloff was released from the Detention Center on Feb. 28, 2012, on $22,400 bond but was rearrested in January for failure to appear in court, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The District Attorney said Stinson is scheduled to be arraigned Nov. 21, when he will be able to enter his plea to the charges.

Sternloff will be able to enter his plea when he is arraigned Oct. 28, she added.

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