Framing Innocence: A Mother’s Photographs, A Prosecutor’s Zeal, and a Small Town’s Response
Ten years ago, amateur photographer Cynthia Stewart dropped off film at a drugstore near her home in Ohio. The rolls included two pictures of her 8-year-old daughter, Nora, in the shower. The drug store reported the photos, leading to Stewart’s arrest on child pornography charges. Framing Innocence plumbs the perfect storm of events and people that threatened a loving family in a small American town. Featuring a determined prosecutor, a fundamentalist Christian anti-porn crusader, the local attorneys for whom the case would become a crucible, and the many neighbors – friends and strangers, republicans and democrats – who came together to fight for sanity and justice, Framing Innocence is a riveting and memorable tale.