Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois James L. Porter announced Wednesday that a Monroe County man has pled guilty to multiple child pornography charges. 34-year-old Nicholas J Perjak pled guilty to a four count Superseding Indictment charging him with one count of Attempt to Access with Intent to View Child Pornography and three counts of Access With Intent to View Child Pornography.

The charges were brought on due to an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation's New Orleans Office, where IP addresses were captured when Perjak, allegedly used a particular IP address, visited a website that contained links to child pornography and clicked on a link that indicated, through the description of the link, that the link would lead to child pornography. A subpoena issued during the investigation indicated that one of the captured IP addresses was registered to Perjak at his prior residence in Waterloo. The FBI investigation revealed that Perjak tried to look at child porn on three separate dates in 2011. Perjak also admitted a three-year long addiction to child porn during an interview in 2012, according to prosecutors. His sentencing date is June 3, 2016. The charges are punishable by imprisonment of not more that 10 years, a fine up to $250,000, and a term of supervised release of five years to life.

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