A Georgia postal worker who federal prosecutors say is a repeat sex offender has been sentenced to 30 year in prison.
Stacy Keith Wisener has been sentenced to three decades in federal prison after pleading guilty to sexually abusing an 11-year-old girl and producing child pornography depicting the abuse.
Wisener also received a concurrent term of imprisonment for possessing mail he had stolen from the U.S. Postal Service processing facility where he worked.
Wisener was previously released from the sex offender registry.
“After his release from Georgia’s sex offender registry, Wisener resumed his predatory activities,” said U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Buchanan. “His horrific targeting of this child is unbelievable. The extraordinary courage of Wisener’s young victim, and outstanding cooperation between investigators and prosecutors on the federal, state, and local levels, brought this repeat child predator to justice.”
According to U.S. Attorney Buchanan, the charges and other information presented in court, for about four years, Wisener sexually molested a minor girl and routinely photographed and videotaped himself assaulting her.
Prosecutors say the abuse began in 2017, just a few months after a Paulding County Superior Court judge granted Wisener’s application to be removed from Georgia’s sex offender registry. Wisener had been added to the registry in 2003, when he pleaded guilty to molesting a different child under the age of 16.
For that crime, Wisener was sentenced to probation in lieu of any jail time.
In October 2021, the victim, who Wisener had started molesting in 2017 when she was 11 years old, reported the abuse to her parents and local law enforcement. The Paulding County Sheriff’s Office immediately obtained a warrant to search Wisener’s home, where many of the assaults occurred. Deputies found and seized multiple data storage devices, including hard drives, flash drives, SD cards, micro-SD cards, and compact discs. A camera, a video camera, and a computer were also seized. Many of the seized devices contained child pornography, including but not limited to photographs and videos of Wisener molesting the victim.
During the search, deputies also located thousands of pieces of unopened mail, including packages, that bore the names and addresses of people other than Wisener.
Wisener stole these items from the Postal Service processing and distribution facility on Crown Road in Atlanta.
“Wisener’s decision to continue to exploit children, even after working to get off the sex offender registry, now puts him in prison for decades,” said Keri Farley, Special Agent in Charge of FBI Atlanta. “It is difficult to measure the pain and suffering this victim has endured. This case serves as an example of the FBI and our partners’ commitment to bring to justice despicable predators that prey on vulnerable children for their own gratification.”
Wisener was convicted of the federal child exploitation and stolen mail possession charges on April 29, 2022, after he pleaded guilty.
“This defendant wasted a second chance after being removed from the sex offender registry by reoffending, this time with far more egregious crimes. The GBI is committed to working with our partners to protect our young ones who are most vulnerable,” said Georgia Bureau of Investigation Assistant Director John Melvin.
Wisener, 60, of Dallas, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Mark H. Cohen to 30 years in prison to be followed by lifetime supervised release.
Additionally, Wisener was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $175,000, a $5,200 special assessment, and to forfeit his house as property he had used to produce child pornography. Finally, Wisener was required to re-register as a sex offender.
“Given the horrid nature of Wisener’s conduct, we are especially grateful for the hard work and dedication of the investigative and legal teams,” said Special Agent in Charge Scott Pierce, USPS Office of Inspector General, Southern Area Field Office. “This sentence, likely leading to life behind bars, is a critical step in protecting those most vulnerable to predators like Wisener. The USPS Office of Inspector General will continue to work hand-in-hand with our local, state and federal partners to hold accountable any Postal Service employee who chooses to violate the law.”
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Paulding County Sheriff’s Office,and United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General. The Paulding County District Attorney’s Office and United States Marshals Service provided valuable assistance.
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