Fort Myers Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Child Pornography
Fort Myers, Florida – United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces that Kevin Charles Kaszynski (49, Fort Myers) today pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography. He faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set.
According to the plea agreement, while going through boxes that had been stored in a leased storage unit, Kaszynski’s estranged wife found a computer hard drive among other items belonging to her husband. On August 27, 2013, she accessed the hard drive and opened a file that depicted a prepubescent girl in a sexual pose. The hard drive was turned over to law enforcement for further investigation. On September 5, 2013, agents obtained a search warrant for the hard drive and discovered more than 7,000 images and 400 videos depicting child pornography. On January 27, 2014, agents obtained a search warrant for Kaszynski’s computer and found 300 images and 15 videos depicting child pornography.
This case was investigated by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, with the participation of the Fort Myers Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Yolande G. Viacava.
It is another case brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. 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 locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.