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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Monroe County Man Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Offense

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 42-year-old Stroudsburg man pleaded guilty today to receiving child pornography before Senior U.S. District Court Judge A. Richard Caputo.

According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, Michael Nawrocki admitted to using a computer to download images of child pornography in July 2010.

Nawrocki was indicted by a federal grand jury in November 2010, as a result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pennsylvania State Police, and Pocono Township Police.

Nawrocki faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison and a potential maximum sentence of 20 years in prison; a fine of up to $250,000; up to a life term of supervised release; and a $100 special assessment. Sentencing is scheduled for May 29, 2012.

U.S. Attorney Smith noted that this case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a U.S. Department of Justice nationwide initiative to combat child sexual exploitation and abuse. 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.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Francis P. Sempa

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