Child Pornography Arrest

Joseph Stockman was arrested yesterday at his home in Enterprise. The investigation is being handled by investigators with the Mississippi Attorney General's Office. Stockman is charged with five counts of possession of child pornography. In recent years the 33-year-old has served as the color guard instructor for the Enterprise High School Band.

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  • by QHS Colorguard member Location: Quitman on Jul 11, 2011 at 02:57 PM
    I was a member of the Quitman high colorguard for 3 years with Joey as our instructor. He never once said or did anything that was perverted or anything like that. He was there for you with any problems you had with colorguard or part of your life. He was a friend and a great person to be around. He didn't make you wear anything you didn't want to. He suggested that you wear shorts and a tank top so you could be cooler during the summertime and so you can move better because there was a lot of movement involved. I think something isn't right here... something doesn't add up. I spent time with him outside of colorguard and never once did anything out of the ordinary happen. He was a good person. We do need to pray... but pray that the truth comes out... whatever it may be.
  • by confused Location: MS on Jul 10, 2011 at 06:21 AM
    I have 2 questions. 1 - What kind of occupation does he have other than working with the color guard (How does he put food on the table)? 2 - Is he friends with the band director from Lauderdale county that recently pleaded guilty for child porn?
  • by Peabody Location: Valley Road on Jul 9, 2011 at 11:07 PM
    This is not about him molesting kids but about him supporting child porn as that is what it is said was on his computer. I just tried to find child porn an all I could find was sites wanting a credit card or viruses so if was on his computer I don't think it was an accident. More than one view of child porn makes him a pervet at the best.
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      by PTD on Jul 11, 2011 at 01:33 AM in reply to Peabody
      I seriously doubt it stopped with him just viewing pictures of it. Especially when you figure in that hes devoted his life to 'working' with kids. Its like the old saying about the fox in the hen house. You have a man who watches kiddie porn and works with kids on a daily basis. Do you honestly believe he kept his perversion to just looking at pictures? I dont.
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        by Peabody on Jul 12, 2011 at 04:32 AM in reply to PTD
        I'm with you. All the people were saying he never touched their girls and he went to church so charges must be false. Just trying to say the story reported HE HAD CHILD PORN so unless someone else (that's next) put it on there he is at the best a pervert.
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          by Confused on Jul 12, 2011 at 04:08 PM in reply to Peabody
          Saying he went to church doesn't mean anything. Remember all the reports about priests and preachers with porn and prostitutes? They not only went to church, they were the leaders of the church.
  • by QHS Colorguard Member & Marine Wife on Jul 8, 2011 at 09:54 PM
    This is crazy. I don't believe it. I love Joey to death he was a great influence on my life.
  • by concerned Location: Somewhere in Clarke County on Jul 8, 2011 at 07:06 PM
    I am the mother of a daugther in the colorguard that Joey was teaching. I have questioned her very intensely, and he has never done anything to her or the other girls in her guard group. I am NOT excusing what he did, and I think if he is guilty, he needs to be punished to the full extent of the law. He was arrested for possession of child pornography, not messing with any children. As far as the schools not listening, he wasn't employed by our school. He had nothing to do with the school, he was hired by the band director, but I know our band director had NO idea he was involved in something like this, or he would NOT have been working with our girls. And,about the provocative clothing, if you had a problem with it, you should have said something, but to be honest, that's what the colorguard looks for at the competitions. I am in NO WAY condoning what he did, but he and his family need our prayers. This not only affects him and his family, but it also affects all the colorguard groups he was working with. They all have to find someone to teach them a new routine.
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      by Anonymous on Jul 9, 2011 at 10:00 AM in reply to concerned
      That's over the state. He was so well known.
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      by PTD on Jul 9, 2011 at 12:46 PM in reply to concerned
      Yes, one of his old girlfriend wrote below. He wasnt into girls. Pray for him, maybe he can get out and do it again. You know what disgusts me? Its how all the church people want to pray for him. Theres been no mention of praying for his victims and you can bet there are plenty. Im sure the children he had the pictures of werent willing participants and Im fairly certain that someone into all that who chose a lifestyle that put him in constant contact with children has used his authority to fulfill his sick needs. Your main concern is that those groups will need to find someone new to teach them their routines. Shame on you MOM.
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        by Concerned on Jul 9, 2011 at 10:17 PM in reply to PTD
        I'm not ashamed of anything!!!! As far as I know, he was looking at child porn on the internet.....he wasn't taking pictures himself. And YES, it's hard to find someone this late to teach the kids new routines. They had already been taught some of what they were going to do, now when someone new comes, they will have to learn something different.These girls have been working very hard all summer.You obviously don't know what all goes into getting ready for marching season and state competition.
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          by Can'tbelieveit on Jul 10, 2011 at 07:28 PM in reply to Concerned
          Am I reading this correctly??? A Color Guard routine is more important than little innocent children's lives?? I'm not believing what I've just read.
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          by PTD on Jul 11, 2011 at 01:25 AM in reply to Concerned
          As a parent myself I could care less if they have to learn new routines. What sickens me is that its YOUR MAIN CONCERN. Who cares if he was taking pictures himself? Someone was taking them of little kids to fulfill his sick needs. And I seriously doubt thats all he did either. Either way, it says alot about you, as a parent, that in finding out someone in direct contact with your child is a pervert and your main concern is that he wont be around anymore so theyll have to learn new routines. You definitely have your priorities in order, MOM.
  • by parent on Jul 8, 2011 at 02:07 PM
    Please be in prayer for the kids in these bands! This will be a hard way for them to start the school year and football season. The color guards for the bands involved have been working hard already this summer so please support them! However the situation is or becomes, the kids will need all the parents and communities need to be supportive and understanding. The band directors of the bands will also need your support to help guide the children through this.
  • by former classmate Location: enterprise on Jul 8, 2011 at 12:56 PM
    He was a classmate of mine in school for many years. I am not a bit suprised about this. He was a friend and an enemy and I know him well. Just not as well as I thought I did. You never know.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 8, 2011 at 11:34 AM
    When will all the schools take complaints serious? My child had a teacher that we complained about and she was punished for reporting it. Nothing was done and my child went from making A's to F's in just a few weeks after I talked to the Principle. Two years later he is sitting in jail in Fla for trying to date a underage student. I am sick of the schools turning their heads when it comes to teachers!!!
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      by Complaints also on Jul 12, 2011 at 06:35 AM in reply to
      My son told the principle many times of the harrasments to his friends that were girls of the same teacher to the principal with the exact results NOTHING!!! Wasn't until his arrest in Floridia did those girls get relief. My son said no one ever believed us. LISTEN TO YOUR CHILDREN!!!!
  • by Anonymous Location: Neshoba County on Jul 8, 2011 at 10:40 AM
    Having dated him for sometime, you all can rest assured your daughters were never in any harm of him. He loved working with his girls, but they weren't the ones he was interested in. I really think its sad that this has happened and in no means agree with child porn, but don't you also find it sad that a mother in Florida can kill her own child and walk away...............
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      by PTD on Jul 9, 2011 at 12:38 PM in reply to
      Thats about what I expected. The law and media do us a disservice when they omit telling us what type of porn they found. Obviously, from what youre saying, he was interested in boys. People, such as the one who wrote in above, have been questioning their girls when they should be speaking with the boys who were around him. In matters like this, we should always be told which gender the material is of so we do know whick children to speak with.
  • by Me on Jul 8, 2011 at 10:20 AM
    Not defending him an in way, but get real people he is not the only person in the world or Clarke County for that matter... they just are hiding in the shadows a little better than he did. There is nothing new under the sun. If you going to clean house then clean house because I've seen a lot of articles like this lately from the sounding counties... check out the archives and see for yourself.
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