Fayetteville Man Gets 30-Month Sentence On Child Pornography Charge

Friday, December 20, 2013

A Fayetteville, Tn., man has been sentenced in Federal Court in Chattanooga to serve 30 months in prison after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography.

Thomas Kandziorski, 62, was sentenced by Judge Sandy Mattice.

Kandzioski was also ordered to complete 15 years of supervised release. He will be required to register as a sex offender. The sentence was the result of a guilty plea by Kandziorski on Aug. 14 to an information charging him with one count of possession of child pornography.

A search warrant was executed by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department at Kandziorski’s residence and a computer, a camera, and several other electronic storage devices were seized. Some of those devices were found to contain images of child pornography. 

Kandziorski admitted to law enforcement that he was aware of the sexually explicit images of child pornography stored on the devices.

The successful prosecution of Kandziorski was the result of an investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department, and the Winchester Police Department, who took the lead role in the investigation. 

Assistant United States Attorneys Terra L. Bay and John MacCoon represented the United States.

The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee Bill Killian said, “This is yet another example of the hard work and partnership between the federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to protect the children of our district and prosecute the predators who endanger them.”

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice "to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse." Led by the United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims, it was stated. 


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