Zakory Ian Boroszuk Pleads Guilty in U.S. Federal Cour
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on May 30, 2012, before Senior U.S. District Judge Jack D. Shanstrom, ZAKORY IAN BOROSZUK, a 23-year-old resident of Billings, pled guilty to receipt of child pornography. Sentencing has been set for August 29, 2012. He is currently released on special conditions.
In an Offer of Proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Marcia K. Hurd, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:
Law enforcement officers were investigating allegations of child pornography access by users utilizing the peer-to-peer file sharing network. One investigation involved a person in Billings who had child pornography available to share via a file sharing program. A search warrant was obtained for the residence and served on January 25, 2011.
BOROSZUK was one of the occupants of the residence. When questioned, BOROSZUK admitted that he used the peer-to-peer file sharing program Limewire to receive and possess hundreds of child pornography videos and images. He detailed the search terms he used to find child pornography on Limewire and how he saved it to various computers and other equipment, and how he had been doing so since the age of 13.
Agents seized various computer equipment at BOROSZUK's residence. A forensic examination revealed hundreds of images and movies of child pornography that BOROSZUK had received via the Internet for years and continuing until the equipment was seized. BOROSZUK possessed images and movies of children clearly prepubescent and children engaged in sadistic or masochistic abuse or other depictions of violence. BOROSZUK possessed a total of 444 images and 177 videos of child pornography on his equipment.
BOROSZUK faces possible penalties of a mandatory minimum of 5 years in prison and could be sentenced to 20 years, a $250,000 fine, and lifetime supervision.
The investigation was a cooperative effort between the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Billings Police Department, and the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.