Where is David Richard Stewart Now?

September 7, 2023

David Richard Stewart is currently in his mid--50s and lives a peaceful existence away from the spotlight. He is married to Kristine Stewart and they share five kids together. He was arrested in 2004 for his role in a series of phone scams and reports of solicitation that occurred across Kentucky, North Dakota, Nevada, Florida, and Georgia. Stewart was a suspect in calls to restaurant and grocery stores, where he would pretend to be a police officer to coerce unsuspecting employees into conducting strip searches.

It was alleged that Stewart used a fake identity and called a McDonald’s in Mount Washington, Kentucky, on April 9, 2004, to speak with the manager under false pretenses. He identified himself as Officer Scott and told the assistant manager to search an 18-year-old employee he said was suspected of theft. The victim, Louise Ogborn, was strip-searched and then sexually assaulted by Stewart’s accomplice, Walter Nix Jr.

Police in Mount Washington and also in Florida traced the calls to a Walmart in Panama City, where they saw Stewart buying the prepaid calling card used for the scams. A forensic analysis of the cards, as well as surveillance footage from the Walmart, led to his arrest. Stewart was charged with impersonating a law enforcement officer and soliciting sodomy and faced up to 15 years in prison.

Stewart was acquitted at his trial in 2006. Prosecutors speculated that the lack of direct evidence, such as a recording of his voice, might have contributed to the non-guilty verdict.

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