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Child Pornography Distributor Sent to Jail

Posted May 17, 2017, 04:27 PM HST
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State circuit judge Glenn J. Kim sentenced Andrew Patyjewicz today to 18 months jail and five years probation for disseminating and possessing child pornography, Attorney General Doug Chin announced.

Andrew Patyjewicz . Photo provided by Hawai‘i Attorney General’s Office.

As a condition of probation, in addition to jail, Patyjewicz must also undergo sex offender treatment, register as a sex offender, have no contact with minor children, and pay court fees and costs.

On May 27, 2016, 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 ten years in prison.

Less than 24 hours after a request from the Attorney General for public assistance in locating Patyjewicz, he was arrested at Ala Moana Beach Park.

Patyjewicz had been charged with disseminating images of children being sexually exploited.

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He was also charged with possessing images and videos of children being sexually exploited with 57 videos containing children being sexually abused, and 12 of those videos depicting 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.

At sentencing today, the deputy attorney general asked Judge Kim to sentence Patyjewicz to the full ten year prison term.

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McAlpine Melody Dude needs prison time!!!!May 17, 2017 05:01pm
Marsha Swanson Slap on the wrist!! SMH!!May 17, 2017 05:28pm
Teri Giordano Vollero SMH.May 17, 2017 06:00pm
Christina Watts And what is his sentence suppose to teach him?!May 17, 2017 06:37pm
Bradford Johansson I bet he's a trump supporter.😂May 17, 2017 07:47pm
Jon Moura Have fun in jail You r thus new toyMay 17, 2017 08:24pm
Sergey Choglo Mostly demo libMay 17, 2017 09:14pm
Myra Kirk This article says he distributed and owned videos of children being sexually abused, some even under 12. How does this only get 18 months?! What does someone have to do to be thrown in jail with a real sentence?! Geez! SMH😡May 18, 2017 02:34am
Dehrich Isuwiq Chya Do you guys really think that crime and pedophilia is partisan?May 18, 2017 04:42am
Tara Smyth Wth only 18 months hope he gets lickens when he gets outMay 18, 2017 05:43am
Grace Enos 18 months that's it!!!! You would get longer for having weed on you and this fool will be out in 18 months. My goddness we need stiffer penalties for these type of sickos.May 18, 2017 06:00am
Marily Sylva Badger Cut it off!May 18, 2017 12:58pm
Kj Allen Just kill him he's useless to societyMay 18, 2017 02:23pm
Nicci Nicolaisen Preston How about castration...when is society going to truely punish and take care of these scums of society?!!!May 18, 2017 03:14pm
Steven Pedersen When we get rid of LIBERALS.May 18, 2017 04:07pm
Jayne LeFors He will only serve half time and probably has credit for time served. A travesty!May 18, 2017 06:23pm
Michael Hartman How about...death?May 19, 2017 08:43pm
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