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The Crimes of Chester Arthur Stiles

Videotaped Sexual Assault of Toddler

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Chester Arthur Stiles

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In the summer of 2007, a man found a glass jar in the desert near Las Vegas in which there was a videotape showing another man sexually assaulting a 2-year-old girl. Police identified the girl they called "Madison" by releasing photographs to the public.

In September 2007, police identified the girl, who was then 5 years old and living with mother, who was apparently unaware of the earlier assault. Police began a manhunt for the man she identified in the video.

Current Developments

Chester Arthur Stiles Found Guilty
Mar. 3, 2009
A man police hunted down after a videotape of him was found in the Nevada desert sexually assaulting a 2-year-old girl has been found guilty of 22 felony charges by a Las Vegas jury. Chester Arthur Stiles was convicted of the assault of the 2-year-old as well as the molestation of a 6-year-old.

Previous Developments

Toddler Sex Video Trial Begins
Feb. 23, 2009
Trial has begun for a Nevada man accused of sexually assaulting a girlfriend's 2-year-old daughter and videotaping it. Chester Arthur Stiles is charged with 11 counts of sexual assault with a minor under 14 years of age, 10 counts of lewdness with a child under 14, and one charge of attempted sexual assault with a minor under 14.

Wanted Sex Offender Nabbed in Traffic Stop
Oct. 16, 2007
Driving a car without a license plate, a man wanted for the sexual assault of a 2-year-old girl on videotape was taken into custody during a routine traffic stop after telling the police officer he was tired of running. Nevada police had been hunting Chester Stiles, 37, since Oct. 5.

Girl in Child Sex Tape Found 'Safe'
Sept. 28, 2007
A five-year-old girl who was seen being sexually assaulted in a videotape has been found and is now with her family, according to Las Vegas police. Authorities are still seeking 37-year-old Chester Arthur Stiles as a suspect in the case because he is believed to be the man in the videotape.

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