Granite City Man Pleads Guilty to Distribution and Possession of Child Pornography
Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on January 17, 2012, Michael Wyrozynski, 50, of East Alton, Illinois, pled guilty in federal district court in East St. Louis to one count of Distribution of Child Pornography and to one count of Possession of Child Pornography.
At his sentencing, Wyrozynski will face a minimum mandatory sentence of 5 years in prison, and could be sentenced up to 20 years in prison on the first count, as well as facing up to 10 years in prison on the second count. In addition, he faces a fine of up to $250,000 as to each count and from five years’ to life on supervised release after his release from prison. Sentencing is scheduled for April 6, 2012, at 9:00 a.m.
The course of the investigation showed that Wyrozynski knowingly distributed and attempted to distribute child pornography to an undercover agent using a facility of interstate commerce on October 26, 2010. Further, Wyrozynski admitted that he knew the images contained child pornography and agreed that on March 2, 2011, he knowingly possessed child pornography that had traveled using a facility of interstate commerce.
The investigation was conducted by the Illinois Attorney General’s High Tech Crime Bureau and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ranley R. Killian.