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Toledo Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison and Ordered to Pay $119k in Restitution for Possession of Child Pornography

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

Acting U.S. Attorney Michelle M. Baeppler announced that Terry Warejko, 63, of Toledo, Ohio, was sentenced on Monday, May 23, 2022, by U.S. District Judge James G. Carr to fifteen years in prison and ordered to pay $119,000 in restitution after Warejko pleaded guilty to an Information charging him with possession of child pornography.

According to court documents, in December 2014, law enforcement authorities executed a search warrant at Warejko’s Toledo-area residence after obtaining information of suspected file-sharing of child pornography at the address.  During the search, authorities obtained several electronic devices, which were later confirmed to contain child pornography that depicted prepubescent minors.

Warejko spoke with authorities and admitted to viewing child pornography for the past 20 years and using file-sharing programs to download and share files.  Warejko also admitted to visiting paid sites to view and record live-streaming naked women, some of whom displayed their nude minor children and engaged in sex acts. 

This case was investigated by the Toledo FBI and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tracey B. Tangeman.


Daniel Ball

Updated March 5, 2024

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