November 12, 2020
Today, the Utah Attorney General’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force filed charges against a man from Sandy, Utah for possessing approximately 8,000 files of child pornography.
Austin Kyle Stewart, 32, was charged with one count of Sodomy on a Child, a first-degree felony, and 11 counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, a second-degree felony.
In October 2020, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) received a Cybertip from Google indicating a user uploaded files of suspected child pornography to their Google Accounts. The accounts were traced back to Stewart in Sandy, Utah.
ICAC Agents executed a search warrant on Stewart’s residence, where they found approximately 8,000 files of child pornography.
Five of the photos were flagged as potentially newly created and is alleged to have taken them himself.
ICAC has requested Stewart be held without bail.