ERIE, Pa. – A former resident of Erie, Pennsylvania, pleaded responsible in federal court docket to fees of violating federal legal guidelines referring to the sexual exploitation of kids, United States Legal professional Scott W. Brady introduced at present.
Adam Gregory Ryzinski, 42, pleaded responsible to 2 counts earlier than United States District Decide Stephanie L. Haines.
In reference to the responsible plea, the court docket was suggested that Ryzinski obtained and possessed tens of 1000’s of pc pictures and films depicting prepubescent minors, as younger as infants and toddlers, being sexually abused.
This case was introduced as a part of Undertaking Protected Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in Could 2006 by the Division of Justice to fight the rising epidemic of kid sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by america Attorneys’ Workplaces and the Prison Division’s Baby Exploitation and Obscenity Part, Undertaking Protected Childhood marshals federal, state, and native sources to find, apprehend, and prosecute people who sexually exploit youngsters, and to determine and rescue victims. For extra details about Undertaking Protected Childhood, please go to www.justice.gov/psc.
Decide Haines scheduled sentencing for June 24, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. The regulation gives for a complete sentence of 40 years in jail, a tremendous of $500,000, or each. Underneath the Federal Sentencing Tips, the precise sentence imposed relies upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior prison historical past, if any, of the defendant.
Assistant United States Legal professional Christian A. Trabold is prosecuting this case on behalf of the federal government.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Pennsylvania State Police carried out the investigation that led to the prosecution of Ryzinski.