Charles Todd Stokes, 48, a former Florida teacher and resident, was convicted of traveling to Asia to have sex with young boys. Stokes traveled to Thailand in 2002 and remained there until his arrest in 2006. He was convicted by a federal jury after a four-day trial. Federal prosecutors stated Stokes engaged in sexual conduct with over 70 boys all under the age of 15. Two of the boys, 11-years-old at the time of the abuse, testified against Stokes. Prosecutors also stated to have thousands of photos of Stokes engaging in sexual conduct with the boys. Stokes previously lived in Miami from the mid-1980s through the late-1990s. Stokes will be sentenced on August, 25; he faces up to 30 years in prison.
Sexual abuse against children is a morally depraved crime. There are long term consequences and effects on children from the sexual abuse, both physical and emotional on the abused children. Suspected acts of any type of child abuse should be reported to law enforcement authorities so that a criminal investigation and be pursued. Child abuse should never occur but the unfortunate reality is that does. Therefore, reporting the crime as soon as possible is one of the ways to stop the abuse and get some protection for the abused child Read more about the charges at Former Florida resident convicted of having sex with young boys in Asia.