A Manassas man was sentenced Friday for paying women to sexually abuse children in the Philippines via a web camera while he directed and produced numerous images of the abuse, announced U.S. Attorney of the Eastern District of Virginia G. Zachary Terwilliger.
Dwayne Stinson is expected to serve 20 years in prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release. Stinson, 53, a communications technician, pleaded guilty April 9 to production of child pornography.
According to court documents, from at least October 2011 until February 2012, Stinson used an electronic payment service to pay women in the Philippines to sexually abuse children while he directed the abuse.
He admitted that some of the children were as young as 6 or 7 years old. Stinson then produced numerous screenshot images of the abuse and stored them on his computer.
Homeland Security Investigations of Washington, D.C., investigated the case with assistance from the Prince William County Police Department and Northern Virginia/District of Columbia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
The case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat growing child sexual exploitation and abuse.