Feds: Man videotaped girls in League City

October 15, 2009 1:12:25 PM PDT
A League City man has been charged with with receipt of child pornography and ordered held without bond, according to the US Department of Justice.United States Attorney Tim Johnson announced that after a hearing Wednesday, Judge Stephen Smith found Michael Sadowski, 51, of League City, Texas, poses a threat to the community and a risk of flight.

Sadowski was arrested by inspectors of the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) on October 8 after an undercover postal inspector delivered seven DVDs containing child pornography allegedly ordered by Sadowski via an undercover USPS website.

According to the criminal complaint filed against Sadowski, on October 1, a postal inspector delivered seven DVDs described as containing prepubescent and pubescent girls engaging sexual activity to Sadowski's residence. Inspectors, federal agents and local law enforcement officers then executed a federal search warrant at the residence.

The seven DVDs were allegedly found in a wicker chest in the living room. The affidavit further alleges officers found and seized a desktop computer, more than 500 CDs, DVDs and video tapes, three video cameras, one digital camera, one pair of binoculars and one Bushnell Digital Imaging Scope. Agents also found approximately 67 photographs depicting child pornography and/or child erotica.

According to testimony introduced during Wednesday's hearing, a video camera on a tri-pod was found facing out the window on the front of his house and found to contain 36 videos of minor females outside of Sadowski's house dated between June 14 to September 29, ranging in length from several seconds to three plus minutes.

Receipt of child pornography carries a punishment upon conviction of at least five years up to 20 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $250,000 to be followed by up to a maximum of a life term of supervised release during which the court can impose a number of special conditions designed to protect children and prohibit the use of the Internet.

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