From: Greegor on
http://www.modbee.com/2010/02/22/1059414/empire-man-allegedly-plants-phone.html

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010
Empire man allegedly plants phone to capture video of naked foster
daughter

An Empire man who allegedly planted a cellular phone in his foster
daughter’s closet with the intent to capture her naked on video has
been arrested, authorities said.

Steven Louis Stearns, 44, was taken into custody at his home in the
200 block of G Street on Sunday night after deputies were called by
the juvenile victim about 8 p.m., according to Chief Mike Radford of
the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department.

The foster daughter reportedly discovered the phone in her closet
after getting dressed upon her return from a shower, Radford said.

An Empire man who allegedly planted a cellular phone in his foster
daughter’s closet with the intent to capture her naked on video has
been arrested, authorities said. Steven Louis Stearns, 44, was taken
into custody at his home in the 200 block of G Street on Sunday night
after deputies were called by the juvenile victim about 8 p.m.,
according to Chief Mike Radford of the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s
Department. The foster daughter reportedly discovered the phone in her
closet after getting dressed upon her return from a shower, Radford
said. (Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department)
“She was terrified because she believed she was being recorded,”
Radford said.

Radford said there was video from the phone that corroborated her
statement.

The victim was removed from the residence and placed in alternative
care.

Also in the house were the suspect’s wife and three children. The
children were placed in the custody of Child Protective Services,
which then released them to the wife, Radford said.

Stearns was booked into Stanislaus County Jail on charges including
annoying or molesting a child under 18 years of age and sexual
exploitation of a child.