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Delray Beach Doctor Sentenced to Prison and Ordered to Pay Restitution on Federal Child Pornography Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Florida

Ariana Fajardo Orshan, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and George L. Piro, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, (FBI), Miami Field Office, announced that Dr. David Edward Nowak, 42, of Delray Beach, Florida, was sentenced to prison on federal child pornography charges.

Dr. Nowak previously pled guilty to receipt of child pornography, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2252(a)(2), and possession of child pornography, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2252(a)(4)(B) (Case No. 19cr80049).  On September 17, 2019, U.S. District Judge Roy K. Altman sentenced Dr. Nowak to 9 years in prison, to be followed by 20 years of supervised release.  Dr. Nowak was also ordered to pay $100,000 in restitution to the victims.           

According to court records, from 2015 through 2019, Nowak accessed peer-to-peer networks to obtain images and videos of child pornography.  Those images and videos included pre-pubescent children engaged in forced sexual acts.  

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 U.S. Attorneys’ 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

U.S. Attorney Ariana Fajardo Orshan commended the investigative efforts of the FBI in this matter.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Gregory Schiller.

Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at or on

Updated September 19, 2019