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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 14, 2015

Vidor Man Sentenced for Child Pornography Violations

BEAUMONT, Texas – A 66-year-old Hamond, Indiana, resident, who had lived in Vidor, Texas, has been sentenced to federal prison for child pornography violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Raymond Gajewski pleaded guilty on Dec. 4, 2014, to possession of child pornography and was sentenced to 87 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Ron Clark.

According to information presented in court, in April 2012, law enforcement officers were notified by a citizen of a computer which belonged to Gajewski which contained images of child pornography.  Gajewski had left the computer in Vidor after relocating to Indiana.  Gajewski admitted to possessing the images on the computer and to abandoning it in Vidor.  A forensic analysis of the computer revealed approximately 300 images, including two videos, of child pornography.  Gajewski was indicted by a federal grand jury on Aug. 6, 2014. 

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

                This case was investigated by the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Beaumont Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Randall L. Fluke.

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Updated May 15, 2015