League City man sentenced to prison for having child porn

July 21, 2010 11:14:28 AM PDT
A League City man has been sentenced to 97 months in federal prison without parole for possessing child pornography, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Wednesday. Michael Simeon Sadowski, 51, was also ordered to register as a sex offender and must serve a life-term of supervised release.

In August 2009, Sadowski responded to an e-mail from an undercover postal inspector who purported to trade in child pornography requesting that a flyer offering the opportunity to purchase "exotic and special interest" videos via catalog be sent to him in a different format.

The catalog, which was sent to Sadowski as requested, described videos depicting children engaged in sexually explicit conduct and included an order form, the price for one video and instructions regarding how to send payment to an undercover mailing address.

On September 1, 2009, the postal inspector received via mail a handwritten letter from Sadowski ordering seven videos and $116 in cash. Sadowski provided his name and home address in League City, and on October 1, 2009, the seven DVDs were delivered to Sadowski.

On October 8, 2009, a federal search warrant was executed at Sadowski's residence. He admitted to ordering and paying for the seven DVDs containing child pornography that were delivered to him and authorities found the DVDS and the packaging in his house.

Investigating officers seized one desktop computer, more than 500 CDs, DVDs and videotapes as well as three video cameras, one digital camera, one pair of binoculars, one digital imaging scope and approximately 67 large print photographs depicting child pornography and/or child erotica.

Sadowski also had a video camera on a tripod facing out the window on the front of his house which he used to videotape underage girls outside his house and at public events. A forensic analysis of his computer resulted in the discovery of more than 1000 images and hundreds of videos of child pornography, including images with prepubescent minors and the sexual penetration of those minors by adult males.

Sadowski was arrested and has been in federal custody without bond since then. He will remain in custody to serve his sentence.

During his life-term of supervised release, Sadowski is required to comply with a number of special conditions designed to protect children and prohibit the use of the Internet including registration as a sex offender. Failure to abide by any of the conditions imposed can result in a revocation of the supervised release term and a prison term.


Load Comments