On January 22, 2021, the Plainfield Police Department initiated an investigation after receiving a complaint from a concerned parent regarding an adult threatening her minor child in order to receive payment for illicit videos and photographs that they had encouraged the child to take of herself and distribute for money.
The investigation revealed that 18 year old Stacia Sotiropoulos and 18 year old Jaden Williams of Putnam, had employed the minor to take illicit videos and photographs of herself to send to adults in return for money.
On April 16, 2021, a Search and Seizure Warrant was obtained through the Danielson Superior Court for William’s and Sotiropoulos’s residence which was executed resulting in the locating of electronic devices and a large quantity of narcotics.
As a result, the Plainfield Police Department obtained an arrest warrant charging Williams with Risk of Injury to a Minor, Obscenity, Employing a Minor in Obscene Performance, and
Promoting a Minor in Obscene Material and Sotiropoulos with Threatening Second Degree, Risk of Injury to a Minor, Obscenity, Employing a Minor in Obscene Performance, and Promoting a Minor in Obscene Material.
With the assistance of the Putnam Police Department, on October 22, 2021 at approximately 6:17 P.M., Williams and Sotiropoulos were placed under arrest and charged with the above crimes. Williams and Sotiropoulos were subsequently released on a $75,000 court set bond and are scheduled to appear at the State of Connecticut Superior Court in Danielson on November 15, 2021.