UPDATE: Public Asked to Help Locate Man Indicted for Child PornographyMay 27, 2016, 9:29 AM HST (Updated May 28, 2016, 11:45 AM)
Saturday, May 28, 11:20 a.m.
Less than 24 hours after a request for public assistance, Honolulu Police Department officers arrested Andrew Patyjewicz at Ala Moana Beach Park on Saturday morning.
Patyjewicz was arrested on a grand jury bench warrant issued upon his indictment for criminal charges related to the possession and distribution of child pornography.
The investigation was handled by the Hawai‘i Internet Crimes Against Children unit in the Attorney General’s office.
“Shortly after asking for the public’s assistance in apprehending Patyjewicz, the calls started pouring in to our department,” Attorney General Doug Chin said. “I want to thank the public for their assistance, which was critical in making this arrest.”
Patyjewicz is presumed innocent unless and until he is found guilty of the charges beyond a reasonable doubt.
Friday, May 27, 9:29 a.m.
Attorney General Doug Chin asks for the public’s help in locating Andrew Patyjewicz, who has been indicted for possession and distribution of child pornography.
Patyjewicz is accused of disseminating images of children being sexually exploited.
He is also accused of possessing images and videos of children being sexually exploited with 57 videos containing children being sexually abused; 12 of those videos depict children under the age of 12.
The investigation was conducted by the Hawai‘i Internet Crimes Against Children unit in the Attorney General’s office.
Patyjewicz is 35 years old, six-foot-one, weighs approximately 200 pounds, and has blue eyes and brown hair.
Anyone with information that could help locate Patyjewicz should call the Investigations Division of the Department of the Attorney General at (808) 586-1240.
An O‘ahu grand jury indicted Patyjewicz for two counts of Promoting Child Abuse in the Second Degree, a class B felony. Each count is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.