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Kalihi Man Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison For Child Pornography Offenses

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

HONOLULU – Michael K. Kormanik, age 54, of Kalihi, was sentenced yesterday by Senior District Judge Helen Gillmor in federal court to 20 years imprisonment, followed by supervised release for life, for transporting and possessing child pornography. As part of his federal conviction, Kormanik will be required to register as a sex offender. Kormanik was charged with and pled guilty to two counts of transportation of child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography.

Florence T. Nakakuni, United States Attorney for the District of Hawaii, said that according to information produced in court, Kormanik’s home computer contained more than 3,000 images and more than 400 videos of child pornography, and an IP address associated with Kormanik on a peer-to-peer file sharing network also had images of child pornography.

Kormanik faced a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years because he had a prior conviction for sexual assault of a minor, related to his repeated sexual abuse of a ten-year-old boy. Kormanik also admitted having previously sexually abused two other young boys. During the sentencing proceedings, Judge Gillmor expressed serious concern that Kormanik had recently been spending significant time with young boys who lived in his neighborhood, and that he had provided them with marijuana.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The prosecution was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Marc A. Wallenstein.

Updated May 9, 2016