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A Batavia man has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of possession of child pornography.

Jeffrey Wawrzyniak, 40, was found in possession of child porn during a search warrant, where law enforcement officers recovered more than 750 graphic files and four videos. The search warrant was executed after officers downloaded several images from Wawrzyniak’s computer using an undercover computer equipped with peer-to-peer software.

The charge carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, or both.

From the U.S. District Attorney's Office:

The 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 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 www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

 

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