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Stevens Point Man Sentenced to 18 Years for Producing Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Wisconsin

MADISON, WIS. - Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Nicholas Kvatek, 41, Steven Point, Wisconsin, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to 18 years in federal prison for producing child pornography.  This term of imprisonment is to be followed by 25 years of supervised release.  Kvatek pleaded guilty to this charge on November 26, 2019.  

Following the execution of a search warrant at Kvatek’s home, law enforcement officers found two videos of Kvatek sexually assaulting a then 14-year-old girl.  In addition to the two videos produced by Kvatek which were the subject of his guilty plea, officers also found numerous images of prepubescent and toddler girls being sexually assaulted. Kvatek did not appear in these images. 

In sentencing the defendant, Judge Conley was concerned about the fact that Kvatek had a lengthy criminal history that seemed to be escalating.  Judge Conley also expressed concerns about the defendant’s history of drug use and was concerned the defendant did not understand the seriousness of his actions.   

The charge against Kvatek was the result of an investigation conducted by Stevens Point Police Department and the Portage County Sheriff’s Office.  The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Altman. 

This investigation was a part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat child sexual exploitation and abuse.  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.

Updated February 27, 2020

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