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Lead Man Pleads Guilty to Obtaining Dirty Kiddie Pix, Faces Minimum Five Years in Prison

In another case for the Joel Koskan file, William Jacob Stone of Lead is pleading guilty to downloading child pornography. Stone also  Photoshopped naked pictures of himself into the foul pix “so it would look like he was the one abusing the children.” I’m not sure that editing naughty pictures is illegal, but gross. Gross gross gross!

On December 16, United States Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann accepted Stone’s plea. The charge carries a minimum sentence of five years in prison and five years of supervised release. The court could order that Stone sit in prison for up to twenty years and that he be supervised upon release for the rest of his life.

There is no evidence that Stone actually abused any child. He just obtained pictures of other people abusing kids and imposed gross pictures of himself on those images, apparently to gratify his sick fantasies about abusing children. Yet as they did with another dirty old man last month, the feds are throwing harder punishment at Stone for viewing child porn than the state of South Dakota is considering throwing at Republican politician Joel Koskan for raping his own child for years.


  1. P. Aitch 2022-12-17 09:32

    Research finds that in Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Finland, Hong Kong, and Shanghai rape and other sex crimes “decreased or essentially remained stable” following the legalization and wide availability of child pornography.
    – Research also indicated that the incidence of child sex abuse has fallen considerably since 1989, when child pornography became readily accessible – a phenomenon also seen in Denmark and Japan.
    – The findings support the theory that potential sexual offenders use child pornography as a substitute for sex crimes against children. While the researchers do not approve of the use of real children in the production or distribution of child pornography, they say that artificially produced materials might serve a purpose.

  2. grudznick 2022-12-17 09:45

    You are off your rocker, Mr. H. In years past you’d be blogging pretend law bills, and today you are reblogging disgusting things from Lar’s old neck of the woods.

  3. Donald Pay 2022-12-17 10:07

    I think, Grudz, the point of Cory’s blogging is that bad laws come from bad people. If Republicans can’t see fit to cleanse themselves of child abusers and insurrectionists, and punish them for their crimes, it’s a real stretch to assume they can of should be representing anyone.Yeah, I’m interested in what bills these folks are going to bring, but I checked the website for 2023 bills and saw none listed. If you have some inside info, spill it.

  4. grudznick 2022-12-17 10:29

    Oh Mr. Pay, you read deeply into the bloggings, indeed. I saw it simply as a regurgitation from the media about one of Lar’s old pals trying to frame hisownself for unspeakable acts.

    There are many law bills in the works, I am sure, but I speak to the pretend law bills that Mr. H used to float for discussion purposes. I predict he will remember to do his predictions, which are always interesting.

  5. larry kurtz 2022-12-17 10:54

    Lead is where if two people get divorced they’re still father and daughter. Too many Lead residents are local high school dropouts who married their sisters, are strung out on meth somewhere and are only paying taxes through Deadwood gambling, video lootery, Mickey’s malt liquor, cigarettes and fuel.

  6. P. Aitch 2022-12-17 13:18

    On Lead, SD: My college roommate In Vermillion lived his and the Mrs.’ entire working career in a small Minnesota town. Every year he sent out a letter, inside their Christmas card , about that year’s events.
    Last year they sold their home and moved somewhere near Lead. Last year’s letter was filled with excitement and invitations to his friends to come visit. Excitement about living in a Republican state with a high profile Governor and no state income tax. Excited about being close to Mt. Rushmore.
    Fast forward to this year’s letter. Every other sentence was utter negativity. From, “Don’t come stay at our place and think we’re going to feed you and let you plug into our utilities.” To,”After three days guests smell like rotten fish.”
    I was going to alert him to his change of mood but it’s Christmas, you know. It’s sad, really what living in a Republican state will do to an otherwise upbeat, positive thinking retired person.

  7. Arlo Blundt 2022-12-17 13:46

    Well.. in South Dakota, I guess, you have to make your own fun. Went back to my hometown and visited wih folks in the bar, and the subject of who was married to whom came up. My friend said, “Around here, we don’t get divorced, we take turns.”

  8. Nick Nemec 2022-12-17 13:50

    The big difference is that Koskan is being prosecuted in South Dakota state court under South Dakota laws and is a member of a promenant South Dakota political family. Mr. Stone is being prosecuted in federal court under federal laws and is not so well connected. Justice is not blind.

  9. Donald Pay 2022-12-17 13:54

    P. Aitch, I know that is just one guy, but it is illustrative of what happens to people who adopt the Republican lifestyle. I tend to be a curmudgeon myself, being that I grew up in a Republican family in South Dakota. It’s something I’ve tried to address throughout my lifetime. Still, I’m amazed at how I can be easily out-curmudgeoned by any Republicans I meet. My negativism is directed at certain things, like nuclear power, racists and other haters, and people who abuse others. Republicans, though, seem to be consumed by hate. Maybe it’s not hate, so much as insecurity hiding behind a mask of hate and bravado. Whatever it is, I had to get out of South Dakota.

    I’m reminded of the good people in South Dakota, however. I saw a graphic on how much snow they got at Cheyenne Crossing in the northern Hills. I thought of Dick Fort and the cross-country skiers at Eagle Cliff. There are good people there who do great work, and I wouldn’t want to lump in the good folks with the Republicans.

  10. grudznick 2022-12-17 16:17

    Last time ol’ grudznick was in Lead I asked the “lady” at the gas station on main street that serves as a liquor store next to the laundromat, I said “hey Ms. X, do you remember my close personal friend Lar?”

    She blushed real bad, and grinned a hideous meth-mouth grin.

  11. P. Aitch 2022-12-17 17:31

    I remember it well, Donald. Four to six guys sitting at the bar taking turns relaying stories of what pissed ’em off, today. Trying to outdo each other’s negativity. Usually if you keep an eye on the lady bartender when she turns around, you can see her eyes in the mirror as she rolls them over and over in disgust.

  12. O 2022-12-17 19:43

    At the risk of sounding like an enabler, shouldn’t 22nd century AI art technology have “solved” this criminal enterprise by now — or at least made it victimless? I believe P. Aitch was alluding to this point.

  13. Mark Anderson 2022-12-17 21:31

    Lead with get the lead out. Cause when love is gone, there’s always justice, and when justice is gone there’s always force, and when force is gone, there’s always mom. Hi mom!

  14. DaveFN 2023-06-07 20:40

    For the record in the broader perspective:

    “A range of research has been conducted examining the link between viewing child pornography and perpetration of child sexual abuse, and much disagreement persists regarding whether a causal connection has been established.[1][2][3][4] Perspectives fall into one of three positions:

    1) Viewing child pornography increases the likelihood of an individual committing child sexual abuse. Reasons include that the pornography normalizes and/or legitimizes the sexual interest in children, as well as that pornography might eventually cease to satisfy the user.

    2) Viewing child pornography decreases the likelihood of an individual committing child sexual abuse. Reasons are that the pornography acts as a substitute for actual offenses. Simulated child pornography is suggested as an alternative so that real children are not harmed.

    3). There is no meaningful association between viewing child pornography and acts of child sexual abuse, or that available evidence is insufficient to draw any conclusions at all.”

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