Stephan Sterns

Stephan Sterns was charged with sexual abuse of a minor days after his girlfriend's daughter, Madeline Soto, was found murdered on March 1 in a wooded area of Osceola County, Florida. Nearly two months later, Sterns was indicted on charges of first-degree murder.


Stephan Sterns, the last known person to see Madeline Soto, is now facing a slew of new charges related to disturbing images and videos found on his phone.
Booking photo of Stephan sterns
Julie Grant with Soto case GFX on the monitor.
side by side photos of Madeline Soto and Stephan Sterns
Statements made by Jenn Soto during a WFTV interview are reviewed and statement inconsistencies and contradictions are addressed in the murder of Madeline Soto.
photo of Madeline Soto
side by side photos of Madeline Soto and Stephan Sterns
smiling photo of Madeline Soto and her mother.
With everything happening in the Murder of Madeline Soto, should Madeline's mother, Jenn Soto, hire an attorney?
Several big things happening in this case, from an inappropriate image being posted on social media to body language analysis of the suspect and her mother from interviews conducted by WFTV.
Stephan Sterns appears in an interview with WFTV
Stephan Sterns appeared tearful in an interview with WFTV before he was arrested in connection with Madeline Soto's disappearance.
Officials say surveillance video shows Stephan Sterns throwing items into dumpster, including Madeline Soto's backpack and school laptop.
Investigators announced Friday night that they had located the body of missing 13-year-old Madeline Soto.
Photo of Stephan Sterns
photo of a smiling girl next to a man walking in white jumpsuit