Pinckney man pleads guilty to possession of child porn in 2019 case

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A Pinckney man pleaded guilty to multiple felonies last week in connection with a 2019 Michigan State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigation.

Paul Kenczyk, 43, was facing two counts of aggravated distribution/promotion of child sexually abusive material and three counts of aggravated possession of child sexually abusive material. He was also charged with five counts of use of a computer to commit a crime.

Kenczyk pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated distribution/promotion of child sexually abusive material and two counts of using a computer to commit a crime as part of plea agreement with the Livingston County Prosecutor's Office. Prosecutors agreed to dismiss the remaining charges.

He also pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal sexual conduct in a separate case, according to court records.

The charges arose out of an investigation into the online trading of child porn using peer-to-peer networks, a Michigan State police officer testified in a Oct. 9, 2019, hearing that led to charges against Kenczyk.

Kenczyk confessed to downloading child pornography, the officer testified at the hearing.

Kenczyk is free on a $50,000 cash/surety bond and is scheduled to appear in front of Livingston County Circuit Court Judge Michael Hatty on Jan. 6.

Contact Kayla Daugherty at 517-552-2848 or kdaugherty@gannett.com. Follow her on Twitter @KayDaugherty92.

This article originally appeared on Livingston Daily: Pinckney man pleads guilty to possession of child porn in 2019 case

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