CHARLOTTE, NC (WJZY) - A Czech Republic citizen was sentenced Wednesday to 151 years in prison for the transportation, receipt and possession of child pornography he accessed while visiting the United States.
Ales Svak, 43, was also sentenced to serve a lifetime of supervised release and to register as a sex offender.
According to the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, Svak will also be subject to deportation proceedings upon completion of his federal sentence.
Court documents state Svak arrived in the United States in August 2014 on a 90-day visa, and was scheduled to return to the Czech Republic in November 2014. While visiting in the United States, Svak accessed child pornography online, and shared child pornography with an undercover FBI agent at least four times using a peer-2-peer network.
During a subsequent search of Svak’s home in Charlotte, law enforcement seized multiple electronic devices, including a laptop computer and two external hard drives.
Forensic analysis of those devices revealed that Svak possessed 1,014 videos and 1,102 images of child pornography, some of which depicted prepubescent minors engaging in sadistic and masochistic or other violent conduct.
Svak also admitted to engaging in a sexual act with a 15-year-old female on two occasions during a prior visit to the United States in 2003.
Svak pleaded guilty in March 2016 to one count of transportation, one count of receipt and one count of possession of child pornography. He is currently in custody and will be transferred to the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons upon designation of a federal facility.
All federal sentences are served without the possibility of parole.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in 2006 by the Department of Justice, aimed at combating the growing online sexual exploitation of children.
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