A former Virginia Beach-based Navy chief petty officer already behind bars for child rape and sex abuse has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges that he produced and possessed child pornography.
In July, a military judge sentenced Sterlin D. Williams to nine years and 11 months of confinement after he pleaded guilty to charges that he raped and sexually abused a child younger than 12 years old between May and September 2015.
Williams was also reduced in rank to a seaman recruit and will be dishonorably discharged, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic spokesman David Todd said. He is being held in a Navy brig in Miramar, Calif., according to Navy personnel records.
Williams was assigned to Tactical Air Squadron 21, based at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, and worked as an operations specialist, according to Navy records.
The federal indictment, filed Nov. 17 in U.S. District Court for Virginia’s eastern district, said Williams “did knowingly employ, use, persuade, induce, entice and coerce” the child to “engage in sexually explicit conduct” in June and July 2015 and made three videos of the incidents that were stored on a laptop computer.