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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Georgia

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Internet Child Sexual Predator Sentenced To Prison

Michael J. Moore, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announced that John David Przenkop, age 47, of Columbus, Georgia, appeared in federal court on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 and was sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 120 months to be followed by lifetime supervision after his release from prison.  Przenkop was sentenced by the Honorable Clay D. Land, U.S. District Court Judge, in Columbus, Georgia.

Mr. Przenkop had admitted that on or about February 18/19, 2010, he enticed two minor females, ages fourteen (14) and fifteen (15), with promises of gifts, a shopping spree and dinner in exchange for sex. Mr. Przenkop made contact with the two minor victims via the social media site, MySpace. Mr. Przenkop transported the two minor victims from Phenix City, Alabama to his residence in Columbus, Georgia. While at his residence, Mr. Pzenkop engaged in sexual conduct with both minor victims which he also video-recorded.  A search of Mr. Przenkop’s residence uncovered video recordings of the sexual encounters with the two minor females as well as other females, adults and juveniles.

“Cases involving the sexual exploitation of minors are priorities of my office and of the United States Department of Justice.  There is no parole in the Federal system.  After serving his sentence of ten years in the penitentiary, Mr. Przenkop will be supervised by federal authorities for the remainder of his life in order to insure that he does not prey upon our children again,” said United States Attorney Michael J. Moore.

J. Britt Johnson, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Atlanta Field Office, stated: “This case makes it very clear that, while the various social media platforms may serve a legitimate purpose, they also provide a means for child predators such as Mr. Przenkop to access and do harm to unsuspecting and unsupervised children.  The FBI is proud of the role it played in getting this dangerous individual off of our streets.”

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Columbus Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael T. Solis prosecuted this matter.

Questions concerning this case should be directed to Karen Moore, United States Attorney’s Office, at (478) 621-2606.

Updated February 19, 2015