Fort Myers, Florida – U.S. District Judge John E. Steele has sentenced Kevin Charles Kaszynski to 5 years and 10 months in federal prison for possession of child pornography. He pleaded guilty on January 27, 2015.
According to court documents, from at least April 2009, through on or about July 8, 2013, Kaszynski knowingly possessed child pornography. On September 5, 2013, agents obtained a search warrant for his external hard drive and a subsequent forensic analysis of the drive revealed over 7,000 images and over 400 videos of child pornography. The images were sent to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, where it was determined that this external hard drive contained many images of real children, and that the images had been produced throughout the United States and other countries.
Furthermore, on January 27, 2014, agents obtained a search warrant for Kaszynski’s E-Machine computer. A subsequent forensic examination of that computer revealed approximately 300 images and 15 videos depicting child pornography.
“HSI will continue investigating child exploitation cases in all its forms,” said Susan L. McCormick, special agent in charge of HSI Tampa. “Our special agents will continue to identify, apprehend and prosecute those who think they can abuse our children and get away with it.”
This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, with assistance from the Fort Myers Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Yolande G. Viacava.