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Child Exploitation
03/13/2013

Pennsylvania man pleads guilty to possession of child pornography

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty Wednesday to possession of child pornography. The plea is the result of an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

Kevin Zajack, 46, of Charleroi, Pa., pleaded guilty to the charge at a hearing in U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania. He faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. Sentencing is scheduled for July 9, 2013.

The investigation revealed that Zajack possessed images and videos on his computer of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

This investigation is part of Operation Predator, a nationwide HSI initiative to protect children from sexual predators, including those who travel overseas for sex with minors, Internet child pornographers, criminal alien sex offenders and child sex traffickers. HSI encourages the public to report suspected child predators and any suspicious activity through its toll-free hotline at 1-866-DHS-2ICE or by completing its online tip form. Both are staffed around the clock by investigators.

Suspected child sexual exploitation or missing children may be reported to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, an Operation Predator partner, at 1-800-843-5678 or http://www.cybertipline.com.