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Versailles Man Convicted of Possessing Sexually Explicit Images of Children

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A Versailles, Kentucky man was convicted today, by a federal jury sitting in Lexington, of possessing sexually explicit photos of children.

After a brief deliberation following a two-day trial, the jury convicted 54-year-old Scott W. Sulik of one count of knowing possession of sexually explicit images of prepubescent minors.

According to the evidence presented at trial, Sulik was living in Versailles on January 10, 2018, when representatives of law enforcement searched his home for evidence relating to threatening emails that Sulik had sent to a United States Congressman.  An examination of the evidence found during that search revealed that Sulik had downloaded and saved sexually explicit photos of children on a laptop and smartphone.

Sulik previously pleaded guilty to one count of cyberstalking, arising from the threats he had emailed to the Congressman.  He is currently serving a 48-month term of imprisonment on that charge. 

Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and Matthew R. Verderosa, Chief of the United States Capitol Police, jointly announced the verdict.  The investigation was conducted by the United States Capitol Police.  The United States was represented by Assistant United States Attorney Andrew T. Boone.

Sulik will appear for sentencing on May 24, 2019.  He faces a maximum of 20 years in prison.  However, the Court must consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and the applicable federal statutes before imposing a sentence. 

Updated February 13, 2019

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