Norwalk Man Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Offense
Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JAKE SCOTT FLEWELLYN, 26, of Norwalk, pleaded guilty today in Bridgeport federal court to a charge related to accessing and possessing images and videos depicting child sex abuse.
According to court documents and statements made in court, in December 2021, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children ("NCMEC") received a report from the smartphone messenger application Kik about a Kik user who was distributing videos of child pornography through its service. Kik deactivated the user’s account. In early April 2022, while federal law enforcement was investigating this matter to determine the Kik user’s identity, Kik submitted to NCMEC another report of a user account that was being used to distribute videos of child pornography. The investigation revealed that Flewellyn created both Kik accounts and, between November 2021 and April 2022, used them to distribute approximately 107 images and videos depicting child sex abuse.
Flewellyn pleaded guilty to accessing with intent to view child pornography, an offense that carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years. He is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Michael P. Shea in Hartford on October 23. Flewellyn is released on a $100,000 bond under electronic monitoring pending sentencing.
This matter has bene investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with the assistance of the Norwalk Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Robert S. Dearington and Neeraj N. Patel.
This prosecution is part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Project Safe Childhood Initiative, which is aimed at protecting children from sexual abuse and exploitation. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.
To report cases of child exploitation, please visit www.cybertipline.com.