by Bailey Rush
A Conway, Arkansas, man was sentenced in federal court today for transporting a Bolivar, Missouri, area child across state lines to engage in criminal sexual activity.
Daniel Randolph Stone-Taylor, 21, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to fifteen years in federal prison without parole.
On Oct. 23, 2019, Stone-Taylor pleaded guilty to transporting a minor across state lines to engage in criminal sexual activity. Stone-Taylor admitted that he drove from his residence to a location near Bolivar in June 2019 to pick up the 12-year-old victim (identified in court documents as “Jane Doe”) and returned with her to his residence in Arkansas. When Conway police officers conducted a traffic stop, the child victim was in the car with Stone-Taylor.
Stone-Taylor admitted that this was not the first time he had gone to Missouri to pick up Jane Doe and bring her to Arkansas. During Jane Doe’s spring break from school in March 2019, he brought her to his apartment in Conway for four days, and then returned her home to Missouri.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ami Harshad Miller. It was investigated by the Southwest Missouri Cyber Crimes Task Force, Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Bolivar, Mo., Police Department, and the Conway, Ark., Police Department