Phoenix man sentenced to more than decade in prison for possessing sexually explicit images of children

(FLORENCE, AZ) - A Phoenix man has been sentenced to more than a decade in prison for possessing sexually explicit images of children. 

On March 15, 2023, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge David Palmer sentenced Alexander Stevens, 23, to 11.5 years in the Arizona Department of Corrections, followed by lifetime probation. 

Stevens pled guilty to Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, a Class Two Felony and Dangerous Crime Against Children; and two counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor in the Second Degree, both Class Three Felonies and Preparatory Dangerous Crimes Against Children. 

In June 2021, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) provided a cybertip to the Phoenix Police Department. The tip involved allegations that a Snapchat user uploaded/distributed videos identified as potential child pornography. Investigators served a search warrant on the home linked to the account, which is where Stevens resided. Investigators searched Stevens' phone and located images depicting child sexual exploitation. 

This was a Maricopa County conflict case prosecuted by the Pinal County Attorney's Office.