Ex-Picayune cop gets 30 years for producing child pornography

A Picayune man was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in federal prison for producing a video of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct, the FBI said in a press release.

Court records show that Joshua Christopher Stockstill, 29,of Carriere, enticed a minor child to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a video with his cell phone in Pearl River County in November 2018. Stockstill was a police sergeant with Picayune Police at the time of his arrest.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children became aware of the video and other images. On July 14, 2021, the FBI in Gulfport identified Stockstill as the producer of the video.

He pleaded guilty on November 30, 2021 to producing a video of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

At sentencing, Stockstill was also ordered to pay a $10,000 assessment under the Amy, Vicky, and Andy Child Pornography Victim Assistance Act of 2018. He also will remain on probation for his lifetime once he is released from prison.

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