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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Oklahoma

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 9, 2018

Collinsville Man Admits to Possessing Child Pornography Depicting Very Young Children

A 34-year old man has entered a guilty plea to possession of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Trent Shores.

From May 22, 2017, through July 13, 2017, Igor Kolosha, knowingly possessed and accessed graphic images and videos of children under the age of 12 engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Some of those images were of children as young as toddlers.  

“Child pornography victims are repeatedly exploited by pedophiles lurking on the internet in search of sexually graphic photos and videos,” said U.S. Attorney Trent Shores. “Federal investigators and prosecutors act with the utmost vigilance when it comes to protecting child victims. We will identify, locate and prosecute child predators and anyone who seeks out or produces child pornography.”

U.S. District Judge Claire V. Eagan accepted the guilty plea and set sentencing for Feb. 12, 2019. At that time, Kolosha faces a maximum of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 possible fine. 

Kolosha was permitted to remain on bond pending the sentencing.

The FBI conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Shannon Cozzoni prosecuted the case.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by United States Attorney’s Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by United States Attorney’s Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Contact: 
Lennea Montandon 918-382-2755
Updated November 9, 2018