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60 New Criminal Charges for Stepdad of Madeline Soto

Kissimmee police announced that 60 new criminal charges have been brought forward against Stephan Sterns.

According to the Kissimmee Police Department, Sterns, the boyfriend of Jennifer Soto, Madeline Soto’s mother, faces a litany of charges. These include eight counts of sexual battery involving a child under 12, five counts of sexual battery involving a child aged 12 to 18, seven counts of lewd and lascivious molestation, and 40 counts of unlawful possession of materials depicting sexual performance by a child (10 or more images).

“We appreciate the efforts of our partners in the State Attorney’s Office in assisting with seeking justice for Madeline. With this being a complex case with many facets, our work is not done, and we are continuing our investigation into the timeline leading up to Madeline’s death.”

Kissimmee Chief of Police Betty Holland

Since his arrest, Sterns has refrained from communicating with law enforcement regarding his alleged involvement. Moreover, on Saturday, Sterns failed to appear in Osceola County court for his first round of charges. His attorney opted against having the charges read aloud by the judge.

Stern’s arraignment is now scheduled for April 2 at 8:30 am.

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