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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 1, 2015

West Yarmouth Man Sentenced for Child Pornography

BOSTON – Adam Polakowski, 46, of West Yarmouth, Mass., was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Court Senior Judge Mark L. Wolf to five years in prison, six years of supervised release, and ordered to pay restitution to four victims.  In January 2015, Polakowski pleaded guilty to distribution and possession of child pornography.

On Jan. 14, 2014, law enforcement officers executed a federal search warrant at Polakowski’s West Yarmouth residence.  Numerous items, including a desktop computer and a thumb drive, were seized and a search revealed more than 800 images of child pornography, including photographs depicting minors between 4 and14 years of age engaged in sexually explicit activity.  Additionally, during the search, several pairs of girls’ underwear were found in Polakowski’s residence where he lived alone.

During an interview with law enforcement officers, Polakowski admitted to using his computer to distribute and receive child pornography.  Specifically, Polakowski admitted that he had gone to local beaches and secretly taken photos of young girls which he posted on the Internet.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Bruce M. Foucart, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston; and Yarmouth Police Chief Frank Frederickson, made the announcement today.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney David G. Tobin of Ortiz’s Major Crimes Unit.

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Updated May 1, 2015