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District of Connecticut

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Bridgeport Man Sentenced to Additional Prison Time for Violating Supervise Release

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that MICHAEL DRZAL, 29, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to six months of imprisonment, followed by 10 years of supervised release, for violating the conditions of his supervised release.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on June 29, 2012, Judge Underhill sentenced Drzal to 18 months of imprisonment and 10 years of supervised release for receipt and distribution of child pornography.  The investigation revealed that Drzal used a publicly available internet file-sharing program to receive and distribute child pornography.  In June 2011, a search of Drzal’s computer, hard drives and e-mail account revealed 1,738 image files and 685 videos of child pornography.

Drzal was released from federal prison in December 2013.

On July 22, 2018, Milford Police arrested Drzal at the Connecticut Post Mall in Milford after he was caught using a mirror to look over the top of a bathroom stall while a young boy was in the adjacent stall.  Mall security video showed that he was in the bathroom for approximately four hours.

On February 28, 2019, Drzal pleaded guilty in state court to one count of risk of injury to a minor.  He is awaiting sentencing on the state charges.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Neeraj Patel.

Project Safe Childhood
Updated April 18, 2019